California Says Roll, Speed, Action! For High Speed Trains

The Speaker of the California Assembly, John A. Pérez, will be hosting a high speed rail “informational open house” Tuesday night, September 21, from 4:30 to 9PM at Metro headquarters next to Union Station in Los Angeles:

The CHSRA is planning high-speed train service for travel between major metropolitan areas of California. Downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station will serve as Southern California’s high-speed rail hub, connecting Anaheimand San Diego to the south with points north including San Francisco and San Jose.


California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in China earlier this month acting as “Salesman In Chief” and doing some High Speed Train technology window shopping.

Please join John A. Pérez, Speaker of the Assembly, for an informational open house on high-speed rail in downtown Los Angeles to provide the community with project updates, information about proposed alternative alignments and station locations, design options and details of the environmental review process. This is a joint meeting with project teams for the three Southern California high-speed rail sections – Palmdale to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Anaheim and Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire – that intersect in downtown Los Angeles.

California to get $2.25 billion in federal high-speed rail funding.

This informational open house is an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to speak directly with members of the project team, ask questions and provide feedback.

France’s AGV High-Speed Train is 20% More Efficient and goes 224 miles per hour.

WHAT: Informational Open House on high-speed rail project sections in downtown Los Angeles

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Presentations will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Attend the open house anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

WHERE: LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The presentations portion of the open house will be livestreamed at this link from 5:30 to 7:30 Tuesday evening.

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