Reid Pushed For Funds For Maglev Train

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is pushing to pass a bill that would free up $45 million in funding for a superspeed train between Disneyland and Las Vegas.

Reid says he expects the bill to come up for a Senate vote this week.

The money will help pay for an environmental study of a train using magnetic levitation technology.

It would be the first Maglev train in the U.S. and cost estimates reach $12 billion.

Reid says the project is needed to relieve congestion on Interstate 15. Critics calls the plan an unnecessary earmark.