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High Speed Rail Authority sets dates for upcoming community meetings

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 6:08 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The next round of the California High Speed Rail Authority’s Community Working Group (CWG) meetings have been announced. This round of meetings is especially significant, as it will focus on sharing and discussing the staff recommended state preferred alternative for the San Jose to San Francisco and San Jose to Merced project sections. 

The meetings schedule includes:

San Mateo County CWG
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
Burlingame Library
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

San Jose CWG
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
Leininger Center (Okayama Room)
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112

San Francisco CWG
Monday, July 22, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

San Mateo County Open House
Monday, August 19, 2019, 5–8 p.m.
Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operating the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail (HSR) is proposed to run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of exceeding 200 miles per hour. The system is planned to eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. Within the San Francisco to San Jose section, HSR trains are proposed to travel at speeds up to 110 mph with up to four trains per hour. The HSR system will use the Caltrain alignment from San Jose to San Francisco under a blended system concept.

There are currently two alternatives under consideration for the San Francisco to San Jose section, Alternative A that proposes no additional passing tracks throughout the project section and Alternative B that proposes additional passing tracks from San Mateo to Redwood City. It is anticipated that the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board will select a preferred alternative by the end of 2019. The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement is expected to be released in spring 2020.

For more information about the project, please visit the California High-Speed Rail Authority webpage.

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