Seats still available on free bus to support AV High Speed Rail Route

PALMDALE – There are still seats available for interested persons to take the City of Palmdale’s free bus ride to voice support for the Antelope Valley route of the proposed high speed rail (HSR) project at the upcoming California High Speed Rail Association (CHRSA) board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (LACTA), located at 1 Gateway Plaza in Los Angeles.

The bus will depart from Palmdale City Hall, 38300 Sierra Highway at 7:15 a.m. sharp on Thursday, Jan. 12.  Reserve a seat by calling 661-267-5139, or by emailing

Antelope Valley residents may also take a Metrolink train to the meeting, as the LACTA is located at Union Square, where the train stops.  Metrolink trains leave the Palmdale Transportation Center at either 6:24 a.m. or 7:01 a.m. and are scheduled to arrive on time for the meeting.  Train schedules may be found at

“A decision on alignment will probably be made at this meeting,” said Palmdale City Manager Steve Williams.  “The CHSRA Staff will present the outcome of the conceptual study of the Grapevine alternative and will request the board to approve the future actions at this meeting, so it is very important that the Antelope Valley is represented at this meeting to have our voices heard.”

(Information via release from the City of Palmdale.)

  3 comments for “Seats still available on free bus to support AV High Speed Rail Route

  1. William
    January 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I wonder why more people who comment on this site aren’t either supporting the HSR or taking the bus to LA to show support. The Antelope Valley is going to grow and grow anyway, so we might as well have the advantage of a high speed rail to make travel faster and easier for Valley residents and help make it more business friendly. The BLVD ain’t gonna do it. The Mall ain’t gonna do it.

    The VA has an advantage in that most commerical and residential construction has been built in the last 20 years and isn’t old, energy ineffecient and rundown like much of the San Fernando Valley. So, we are sort of a ‘city of the future’ with builtin efficiencies and an easy to navigate area compared to older cities.

    Imagine California without the California Aquaduct or the San Francisco-Oakland area without BART or the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. Heck, The Golden Gate and Hoover Dam were built during the Depression for crying out loud.

    Are we giving up as a nation?

    • Matt Keltner
      January 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Because most of us probably can’t get the day off from work.

    • Palmdale_Steve
      January 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Although I am a big rail supporter, the California High Speed system is a boondoggle that is bound to fail. Even if I had time off from work, I wouldn’t go and I don’t support this foolish train development.

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