There have been at least two recent media reports describing substantive changes to the upcoming 2012 Business Plan. We look forward to seeing how public input was incorporated to the plan. Given the media reports on apparent substantive changes, CARRD is recommending that the Authority consider issuing a second draft plan to give both the […]
By now, you have likely heard that the State Auditor has issued its latest report on the California High Speed Rail Authority. The full report is available at: http://www.bsa.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2011-504.pdf We recommend reading the long version (always!) as it provides much greater insight into the problems resulting from too many consultants and not enough staff that CARRD […]
**See Updates below** CARRD has written a letter to various agencies (Santa Clara VTA Board Members, LAFCO Board Members, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors) and the City of Gilroy leaders regarding the Gilroy station alternatives. Our letter on this issue and supporting documents area available here. At the VTA board meeting held on March […]
The California High Speed Rail Authority Board is expected this week to select which corridor will be the first to be constructed. The staff recommendation is for a 65 mile route between a place called Borden located just north of Fresno and Corcoran, a small town on the way to Bakersfield. Things to note about […]
The City of Palo Alto is hosting a community meeting on HSR on Thursday, April 1st at 7PM in City Council Chambers at 250 Hamilton Street. They will provide a background of the project, explain the timelines involved and review how to provide a public comment.
What: The project’s planners are seeking public input on which alternative(s) Fresno residents prefer for the High Speed Rail train’s path through the city of Fresno and other issues such as the location of a station. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and listen to ideas. For more information call Eric VonBerg at […]
What: The Burbank City Council will decide on a response to the proposals for a potential station location and High Speed Rail alignment made by consultants for the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”). CHSRA made a presentation to the city council at a council workshop on February 2, 2010 and held a community workshop […]
What: View maps, learn more about tunneling technologies and talk with members of the project development team. Project staff will discuss the above and below ground alignment alternatives and design options for the south of Diridon Station area. Local, regional and community representatives will join High-Speed Rail Authority staff to respond to questions and discuss […]