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[KHTS] – California High-Speed Rail Authority officials are hosting several public meetings for the first high-speed rail system in the United States.

The California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.

“Starting Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Santa Clarita, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting seven public scoping meetings to gather public comments for a new proposed alignment,” according to Adeline Yee, information officer for the California High-Speed Authority.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation.

By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour.

The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.

In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

Public scoping meetings are being held to provide the public an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and submit feedback.

hsrAll meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.

 

Santa Clarita
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
William S. Hart Regional Park
24151 Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321

 

Palmdale
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Chimbole Cultural Center
38350 Sierra Highway
Palmdale CA, 93550

 

Acton/ Agua Dulce
Monday, August 11, 2014
Acton-Agua Dulce Library
33792 Crown Valley Road
Acton, CA 93510

 

Sylmar
Tuesday August 12, 2014
Sylmar Public Library
14561 Polk Street
Sylmar, CA 91342

 

Burbank
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505

 

Lake View Terrance
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Lake View Terrace Recreation Center
11075 Foothill Boulevard
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

 

Downtown Los Angeles
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Los Angeles Union Station, Fred Harvey Room
800 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking for a fee; public transit available.

 

Meeting facilities are accessible for persons with disabilities. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made three working days or 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting date.

Please call 800-630-1039 or the California Relay Service at 711.

Palmdale to Burbank Section: The Palmdale to Burbank Project Section will travel from the Palmdale Transportation Center southward to the Burbank Airport Station.

Burbank to Los Angeles Section: The Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section will travel from the Burbank Airport Station following the existing Metrolink corridor to Los Angeles Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.

Environmental Process and Scoping Meetings: The Authority and the Federal Railroad Administration or FRA have issued a Notice of Preparation or NOP and Notice of Intent or NOI for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, EIR/EIS for each project section.

As part of the environmental process, the Authority is holding public scoping meetings to receive comments.

All comments will be considered in the preparation of the environmental documents and become part of the record.

 

Submit Comments
Public scoping comments will be accepted until August 31, 2014. Submit comments via:
Mail: Mark A. McLoughlin, Director of Environmental Services
ATTN: (Specify which Project Section)
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Southern California Regional Office
700 N Alameda, Room 3-532
Los Angeles, CA 90012

800-630-1039

 

Electronic:
Place name of Project Section in subject line:
Palmdale to Burbank: palmdale_burbank@hsr.ca.gov
Burbank to Los Angeles: burbank_los.angeles@hsr.ca.gov

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6 Comments

  1. lighttech says:

    on this high speed rail project all I can say is DON”T DO IT

    a north/south route is stupid go east to Nevada and get them to foot 3/4 of the bill to las Vegas

  2. Because there’s no sense in spending the money on our WATER INFRASTRUCTURE instead of this insane pet project?!? We the people are are getting tired of this nonsense. http://nexus.umn.edu/projects/hsr/hsr-factsheet.html

  3. so cal guy says:

    There is no way the cost of this project will ever be recovered. Once done, the on-going cost for maintenance and repairs will far exceed any revenue generated from its passengers. It will be a “cool” thing to do for the first couple years then a money pit thereafter. Our children & grand children will see measures on the ballots asking for more funding to keep it alive in future years. Drop the project, use the money for more important issues.

  4. C, Eric Lindvall says:

    The current drought conditions, which have occurred periodically through out the last several hundred thousand years in the southwestern USA, should make it obvious to any rational thinking person that monies should be spent on ensuring sustainable water sources rather than a high speed rail. CA is not a suitable location. Kansas or Iowa where the terrain is flat and there aren’t mtns, faults, earthquakes maybe, if the US must have high speed rail because other countries in the world have one!!

  5. How bout a bullet train to vegas?

  6. There will never be a high speed rail here. Let’s stop talking about it and end this fiasco. The trains aren’t even in the buget. Only the rail plan and there isn’t any money for that either.

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