Three routes have been proposed for the Palmdale to Burbank section: two of them vary slightly but both would follow the Highway 14 corridor through Santa Clarita and Canyon Country into the San Fernando Valley in Sylmar. A third alignment, proposed after residents of Santa Clarita and Acton complained about the Highway 14 route, would cut via tunnel directly through the San Gabriel Mountains, connecting more directly to Burbank. The route proposed for Burbank to Los Angeles follows the existing Metrolink rail corridor, cutting between Glendale and downtown Los Angeles. The purpose of the meetings is to inform the public and gather feedback before detailed analysis of each proposal is completed. Future analysis will compare the costs and feasibility of the various routes. All of the meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 5, Newhall: William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Ave.
Wednesday, August 6, Burbank: Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St.
Thursday, August 7, Palmdale: Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway.
Monday, August 11, Acton: Acton-Agua Dulce Library, 33792 Crown Valley Road.
Tuesday, August 12, Sylmar: Sylmar Public Library, 14561 Polk St.
Thursday, August 14, Lake View Terrace: Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Blvd.
Tuesday, August 19, Los Angeles: Union Station, Fred Harvey Room, 800 N. Alameda St.
Public comments will also be accepted until August 31. Mail them to:
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
Or send them by email (with “Palmdale to Burbank” or “Burbank to Los Angeles” in subject line) to:
Palmdale to Burbank: firstname.lastname@example.org Burbank to Los Angeles: email@example.com
Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.