And here is the Desert Express project... taken from a screen capture of a video posted on their web site.
The news totay was that Desert Express was authorized to be a railroad builder. Or, to build this project. However, it remains to be seen if they have any funding for construction! Per their website, they could begin construction in 2012. Really?
Note, the Victorville to Palmdale segment is not apart of the inital project. It is billed as a possible connection/extension to the CHSR system.