About us

Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design (CARRD) was co-founded in 2009 by Elizabeth Alexis, Sara Armstrong, Rita Wespi and Nadia Naik. We are volunteers, we are not funded by anyone and we do not accept donations other than the occasional cup of coffee. We do gladly gladly accept information and will try to answer questions about the project.

Our contact information

We value:

  • unique community characteristics,  rural and urban
  • environmental sustainability
  • fiscal responsibility
  • honesty and integrity
  • transparency
  • accountability and oversight to ensure the spirit and the letter of the law are followed

Contact Us:

Elizabeth Alexis – elizabeth@calhsr.com

Sara Armstrong – sara@calhsr.com

Rita Wespi – ritawespi@calhsr.com

Nadia Naik – nadianaik@calhsr.com

Media Contact:

Please email us at media@calhsr.com or call 650-539-8284.

General Information:

Please email us at: info@calhsr.com

Awards / Recognitions

October 25, 2010  Committee for Green Foothills presented the members of CARRD with a Citizen Advocacy Award

November 2, 2012  Commendation from California State Senator for Advocacy on High Speed Rail Project


Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design (CARRD)