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The Forest Service received an application on Sept. 8, 2015, from the California High Speed Rail Authority, to study the feasibility of constructing a high speed rail tunnel that the Authority is considering in some proposed alternatives, which would go through the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

The Forest is proposing to process this feasibility study application under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) as a Categorical Exclusion (short term geophysical study), and is seeking public comments over the next 30 days, ending October 23, 2015.

Comments may be sent by mail or e-mail to: Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Attn. George Farra, 701 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 or e-mail to gfarra@fs.fed.us Subject: HSRA GI.

 

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  1. Dorene Tapp Dorene Tapp says:

    How about canceling the entire project entirely. Waste of money!

  2. Abigail says:

    Crazy train. Sad.

  3. Dave Rickmers says:

    Why not a graceful elevated series of bridges like they did in the French Pyrenees? It’s got to be cheaper than boring a 15 mile tunnel through fractured rock.

  4. Jan Grovme Jan Grovme says:

    hell,to the no!! keep our natural parks and forests safe for generations to come!!

  5. Rachel Lee Rachel Lee says:

    How sad look at all that beautiful land that will be ruined.

  6. Dave Warburton says:

    As I understand it, the tunnel would go hundreds of feet beneath the surface. So long as it had no impact on the surface, it is at least worth considering. Frankly, I suspect the enormous cost of construction will negate any transportation benefits which might be achieved, and so it will never happen.

  7. natalie says:

    They can make a fire train and use it to fight forest fires faster.

  8. Vicky says:

    With today’s equipment, tunneling would be the smartest move. Wilderness would not be affected.

    • Judy Escoto says:

      This whole area is wilderness are you kidding me! Why would you want to plow thru our beautiful mountains and back country and the Blum Ranch just to put in a high speed railway service! Who would this benefit going thru the mountains, it’s not like a lot of people would live along the route you would just upset a lot of town folks in Acton my hometown for one and it’s extremely foolish & stupid. Leave our wilderness alone and put your money into our infrastructure that desperately needs fixing.

  9. Holly says:

    What’s with all the high cost, high speed rail running through the least populated areas of California? In case no one’s noticed, we need to fix the areas where we already commute.

  10. The rock in the forest is primarily granite. Granite fractures and is unstable. I cannot believe they want to tunnel through. Imagine an earthquake (yes, there is a large fault close to where they want to go)….all that rock fractures and the train and people are buried forever. Also, with the train going through, there will be a LOT of vibration….good bye animal corridor….no predator is going to cross with all that shaking going on. STUPID, EXPENSIVE idea.

  11. Linda Marshall says:

    How about forget the project completely. Cali’s do not ride the train. For 20 years I have lived right by the train tracks in the proposed route. I HAVE IN 20 YEARS NEVER NEVER SEEN THE METRO LINK FULL ANYTIME OF THE DAY. Sacramento really needs to get into the real world of commuteing, where your not driven by a driver etc to go to work. To travel the state you get on a plane and your there in one hour….easy!!! HOW ABOUT THIS A WATER PIPELINE……DUH!!!!!!

    • Jen says:

      Where have you been? The metro I ride is always full coming home from work! I’m not saying I support this, I am just saying YES we do ride them!

  12. Steve konorosky says:

    Does it really matter? It doesn’t appear as if the forest service is ever going to open thier gates and allow the publis access to these lands anyway.

  13. Dave says:

    As a resident of Acton I do not want the train coming near my home devaluating my Property. I do not want to hear a high speed rail ripping through disrupting nature & people especially if it does not even stop here. The proposed section of Forest to run it through is not all that Beautiful but the affect on Wildlife is highly questionable.

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