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Gibbons appoints 3 to super-speed train board

CARSON CITY (AP) – Three Nevada residents have been appointed to a board working to build a magnetic levitation train between Las Vegas and Anaheim, Calif.

Gov. Jim Gibbons appointed the three to the California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission, which was formed in 1986 by the two states’ legislatures.

The appointees are Democratic state Sen. David Parks, Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow and Reno businessman Ed Bayuk.

The commission has contracted with the American Magline Group to build the 300 mph train. But progress on the project has been stalled by the lack of a scope-of-work contract from the Federal Railroad Administration.

Commission Chairman Bruce Aguilera said in a statement that the three appointees will be an asset in helping to get the project closer to the construction phase.