The other day here, I said I didn't understand why the backers of a new high-speed rail system to Las Vegas had decided to make it run between that town and Victorville, CA. Jennifer Hachigian Jerrard, a reader of this here site, did some Googling or Binging or whatever she did to find this article that says the idea is to ferry folks from the Inland Empire (a section of California) there. I don't know that I buy this explanation but there it is.