LANCASTER – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is advancing the high-speed rail program in Southern California and will be closing the passenger rail gap between the Central Valley and Southern California.
The Authority is hosting five community open house meetings to discuss the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section, which will connect the Central Valley to the Antelope Valley by traveling from Bakersfield through Edison, Rosamond, Tehachapi and Lancaster.
The Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section is approximately 75 miles long, starting in the city of Bakersfield through the Tehachapi Mountains and ending at the proposed Palmdale Transportation Center.
The Authority is preparing to evaluate route alternatives and invites the public to learn about the project, ask questions and provide early feedback. All community open house meetings are identical, with a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30
Edison Middle School (Gym), 721 S. Edison Road, Bakersfield
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1
West Park Activity Center, 410 West “D” Street, Tehachapi
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5
Mojave Elementary School (Gym and Auditorium), 15800 “O” Street, Mojave
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6
Wayside Chapel Community Church (Gym), 2584 Felsite Avenue, Rosamond
(This meeting will be in Spanish and English. Spanish presentation starts at 6 p.m. English presentation starts at 6:45 p.m. Simultaneous translation will be offered during both presentations. A live webcast presentation starts at 6 p.m. To participate in the live webcast, go to: http://ustream.tv/channel/chsra)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7
University of Antelope Valley (Grand Ballroom), 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster
View a flyer for these meetings here.
More on the California High-Speed Rail Authority
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for the planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By 2029, the system is projected to 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 state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.
For more information about high-speed rail in California, visit http://www.hsr.ca.gov/About/.