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Archived News Release from 2009

For Immediate Release

California High Speed Rail Authority Schedules Community Meeting in Redwood City

Redwood City, CA – February 24, 2009 - The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has scheduled a community information/input meeting in Redwood City to talk about and gain input on the San Jose – San Francisco segment of this proposed electric-powered, high speed passenger rail system project. The meeting is scheduled for:

  • Wednesday March 4, 2009, 7 – 9 pm
    Veterans Memorial Senior Center
    1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City

It’s important for members of the Redwood City community to attend and participate! The CHSRA is soliciting public and agency input into the development of the scope of the EIR – so this is an opportunity for the community to directly comment on what issues should be included in the environmental documents. The CHSRA staff will be providing information on the proposed rail line, and on the possibility of having a station in Redwood City, and will be collecting comments about the scope of the EIR. The deadline for comments has been extended one month, to April 6, 2009.

Redwood City staff is studying the proposal in order to provide official comment, and ensure that the project EIR/EIS addresses the critical issues and impacts of the proposed project on the Redwood City community. It’s even more important that the people who live and work here in our neighborhoods take the opportunity to comment.

In November, 2008, California voters approved a bond measure to finance the construction of the California High Speed Rail system. This is proposed to be an electric-powered high speed passenger rail system connecting Sacramento to Los Angeles, with extensions through San Francisco, the peninsula, San Jose, and south Santa Clara County. It’s proposed that the new trains run in the same right-of-way as the Caltrain line on the peninsula. The California High Speed Rail website is

Public feedback regarding the HST Project can also be directed to the Authority by email (Subject Line: “San Francisco to San Jose HST” to and transmitted in writing to the Authority (Mr. Dan Leavitt, Deputy Director, ATTN: San Francisco to San Jose HST Project EIR/EIS, California High-Speed Rail Authority, 925 L Street, Suite 1425, Sacramento, CA 95814) until the close of comments on April 6th, 2009.

For additional information regarding the meeting or the project, please call the San Francisco to San Jose project information line at: (510) 587-8640.

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Sharon Kyle, CHSRA

Magda González, Redwood City


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