California High-Speed Rail Authority officials are hosting several public meetings for the first high-speed rail system in the United States.
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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 (officials) 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.
All meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
William S. Hart Regional Park
24151 Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
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
Tuesday August 12, 2014
Sylmar Public Library
14561 Polk Street
Sylmar, CA 91342
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.
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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.
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
Place name of Project Section in subject line:
Palmdale to Burbank: firstname.lastname@example.org
Burbank to Los Angeles: email@example.com
Source: Santa Clarita News