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Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Telephone Town Hall and Scoping Meetings taking place in this month

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is conducting a series of Scoping Meetings for the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section. The section is part of the first phase of building the nation’s first high-speed rail system and runs approximately 30 miles connecting Los Angeles Union Station to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) using the existing Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor.

In order to provide for the growth of passenger rail service in the Los Angeles to Anaheim corridor, and avoid disrupting goods movement activities vital to the region, the Authority has recently added two new proposed project components for additional analysis, Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s (BNSF) Colton Intermodal Yard and BNSF’s Lenwood Staging Tracks (near Barstow). As a result of adding these components, the Authority will conduct a Public Scoping process for the environmental studies.

Public Scoping Meetings are an important process in the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) in accordance with federal/state requirements. Join us at a Scoping Meeting to learn more about this project and provide your input on the additional Colton and Lenwood Components. During the comment period, comments may be submitted by

mail: Los Angeles – Anaheim, California High-Speed Rail Authority, 770 L Street, Suite 620, MS-2, Sacramento, CA 95814,
website: www.hsr.ca.gov
email: [email protected] and
the LA-A phone line: (877) 669-0494.

Comments may also be provided orally at the online Scoping Meetings and will be recorded by a court reporter. Comments must be received on or before September 24, 2020.

In addition, the Authority invites you to participate in a live Telephone Town Hall – a question and answer session to occur prior to the Scoping Meetings. Project team members will be on the line to answer questions for the duration of the meeting. Comments or questions submitted at the Telephone Town Hall or office hours (see below) will not be part of the public record.

Telephone Town Hall
Thurs., September 3, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(888) 410-3427 (English)
(844) 881-1317 (Spanish)
 
Scoping Meeting #1
Thurs.,September 10, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. (English)
6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
 
Scoping Meeting #2
Sat., September 12, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. (English)
11:30 a.m. (Spanish)
 

Office Hours: Authority staff is available to answer questions during virtual office hours. Please visit the new virtual open house website to sign up for an appointment: www.meethsrsocal.org. Additional dates/times may be available upon request; please email [email protected]

Website: Please visit the Authority website (www.hsr.ca.gov) or ( www.meethsrsocal.org) to review the Notice of Preparation and Notice of Intent (NOP/NOI), for project information details, how to access and participate in the upcoming Scoping Meetings and how to submit a public comment or call the LA-A phone line at (877) 669-0494.

This article was released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority.