High Speed Rail Scoping Meeting

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), as the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act process, is issuing a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a project Environmental Impact Report/Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire Section of the proposed California High-Speed Train System (HST).

The Authority is issuing the NOP to solicit public and agency input into the development of the scope of the EIR/EIS and to advise the public that outreach activities will be conducted by the Authority and its representatives in preparation of the joint EIR/EIS.

The NOP, NOI, public scoping meeting dates and locations are available at www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov. Public comments may be submitted on the Authority’s website or by writing to Mr. Dan Leavitt, Deputy Director, ATTN: Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire Section HST Project EIR/EIS, California High-Speed Rail Authority, 925 L Street, Suite 1425, Sacramento, CA 95814, or via email with subject line “LA-SD HST Section via the Inland Empire” to: comments@hsr.ca.gov no later than November 20, 2009.

Wednesday, October 21
Shepherd of the Hills
Methodist Church
Wesley Fellowship Hall
333 S. Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Monday, October 26
City of West Covina – City Hall
Community Room/First Floor
1444 W. Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

Wednesday, October 28
El Monte Community Center
Grace T. Black Auditorium
3130 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731

Thursday, October 29
Pomona First Baptist Church Room E-202
586 N. Main Street
Pomona, CA 91768

  • Paul Van Velzer

    Why are you pushing an antiquated system like “wheels on rails” when you should be funding Magnetic Levitation? How fast could you go; 150–200 mph? maybe with some tweaking a little faster. A steam locomotive could go 110.
    Mag-lev would go 350 out of the box.
    Why play catch up to the rest of the world.
    You have no vision.

    We are California!
    First American satellite.
    First American spacecraft to the moon.
    Built first aircraft to cross the Atlantic.
    We can lead the world but you politicians won’t give us the chance.

    Are you even considering a two tier system with express trains AND local trains?

    In Europe the system works and is popular because of two and THREE tier systems.

    I hate riding American mass transit systems because I’ve never seen express trains(except in new york).

  • David Galvan

    Maglev is still WAY too expensive to be profitable. It may be useful in the U.S. along very specific and limited corridors, but won’t work as the standard for the CA-HSR system.

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