I looked at that ... It's a good collection point. If they were further west the train would have to make multiple stops prior to making the high speed run for L/V. This could work really well.
Arlington wrote: ↑Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:10 am Ron, stop treating this like a DC, NY, Chicago or Boston business trip where there is a downtown courthouse or financial district (on the LA end) that is important for the trip, or where the airlines have a conveniently located airport.I agree and disagree with you. Getting the train to downtown LA is important for several reasons.
The LA origin is at home, and homes are spread uniformly across the sprawl.
It is not about access to downtown on the LA metro end
it is also not about the population of Victorville anymore than it is about the population of Long Beach or Burbank or the Port of Los Angeles. Angelenos are going to drive for the first leg of any trip from "home" to Las Vegas, and the population of any specific municipality is irrelevant.