LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Financing for a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California took another step forward on Tuesday.

The commission voted 7-0 today to approve the findings made by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry related to the financing of the project being proposed by DesertXpress Enterprises, according to a county spokesman.

The approval, first reported in a tweet from the county today, means financing for the Virgin Trains project is one step closer.

“We have been working to achieve high-speed rail between Clark County and Southern California for decades and today’s approval marks a significant milestone in that long process,” said Commissioner Michael Naft, whose district includes the land for the future rail line and the Las Vegas train station.

DesertXpress is expected to start construction next year on a track that could take passengers from Las Vegas to Victorville in just 90 minutes. In March, the county approved permits for the construction of a station near the Las Vegas Strip.

“This project does not use one penny of taxpayer money, has a track record of success, and will put 30,000 men and women to work in a time when we need jobs and economic investment,” Naft said. “When finished, we expect this new train will remove 3 million vehicles from our roads every year, which will lower our CO2 emissions by 100,000 tons annually.”