Phoenix exploring high-speed rail link to L.A., Vegas

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PHOENIX -- A plan may be in the works to bring high-speed inter-city trains to Phoenix.

City planners say they will seek $50 million from Congress in the next transportation bill to help them further study the idea.

The trains would be an alternative to freeways and offer a quick route between Phoenix and cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

They would travel as fast as 225 miles per hour, getting passengers to both cities in less than three hours.