Friday, March 30, 2007

Zooooooom!

There will come a day when you can travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a little over 2.5 hours. Likewise, a family trip from LA Union Station to Anaheim will take only twenty minutes. Have we overtaken the speed of light? Done the time warp (again)? Not yet.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is hoping to bring high-speed train service, as seen in other populous areas of the world, to our state. The line would stretch from San Diego in the south to Sacramento and San Francisco in the north.

Before CHSRA can pen a Draft Environmental Impact Report and Statement, they need your comments. You are invited to attend one of these public scoping meetings, where you can voice your opinion and also learn about the project. The first meeting will be held in neighboring Glendale. They will discuss the portion of the future line that will run from Los Angeles to Palmdale, which includes Burbank.

Wednesday, April 4
3:00-5:00
6:00-8:00
Glendale Public Library
222 E. Harvard Street

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov. You can view the Notice of Preparation and Notice of Intent at this website. These documents will also be available at the public scoping meetings.

A ten minute video about the benefits of high-speed rail in California can be viewed at their website or here on this blog, by the miracle that is YouTube.

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