California High Speed Rail

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The following are files, documents and articles from both the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and various other sources. Please go to the CHSRA Website for general information and to CHSRA Palmdale to Burbank Project Section for specific route information. Map of Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Map.

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The Draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS), which is being released for public review early March 2022. There will be 45 days of public comment once the document is released. During the public comment period, the CAHSRA will hold an open house meeting for more in-depth information about the Draft EIR/EIS. In addition, a formal public hearing will be held to receive official public comments. All meetings will be in a virtual format (not in-person). The EIR/EIS has already been approved for the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section.

CA High Speed Rail Authority

Draft 2022 Business Plan

With the release of the draft business plan, the Authority Board will review management’s recommendations and seek input as part of a 60-day public comment period that starts 2/8/22 and closes 4/11/22. The Authority is providing the following options for submitting comments:

As of 2022, the cost of the HSR is anywhere from $77B to $105B. In 2008 when this was approved by voters, the budget was $45B. (click image to enlarge)

Online comment form through the Draft 2022 Business Plan website at: https://hsr.ca.gov/about/high-speed-rail-business-plans/draft-2022-business-plan-comment-form
By email at: DraftBP2022@hsr.ca.gov
U.S. mail to the Authority:
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Attn: Draft 2020 Business Plan
770 L Street, Suite 1180
Sacramento, CA 95814
Voicemail comment at: (916) 384-9516
Provide public comment at the two upcoming Board of Directors Meeting within the public comment period being held virtually on February 17 and March 17.

Palmdale to Burbank Project Section

Sun Valley Area Potential Property Impacts Map – Zoom in to view the HSR San Fernando Rd. Corridor.

CHSRA Update Presentation with Power Point given to SVANC on Feb. 9, 2022.

Sun Valley – Potential Property Impacts. Click to enlarge map then scroll down to Sun Valley area. You can enlarge the map to see details.


CHSRA Power Point Presentation given to the SVANC Board at a Town Hall Meeting held Oct. 9, 2018

Non-Support of CA. High Speed Rail Power Point presentation (as PDF) given at the SVANC Board at a Town Hall Meeting held Oct. 9, 2018. (The narrative that accompanied the slides is not included.)

 

Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section

Burbank Area Potential Property Impacts Map Large file – Englarge to 100% to see property and street names.

Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement – Burbank to LA Project Section

 

Burbank to LA Project Section – Potential Property Impacts. Click to enlarge map, then zoom in to read the property names.

Letters from Elected Officials regarding the CA. High Speed Rail

U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas
State Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
State Assemblymember Luz Rivas
CD6 LA City Councilmember Nury Martinez
CD2 LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian

 

LA City Council Motions regarding the CA. High Speed Rail

CD6 LA City Councilmember Nury Martinez’s City Council Motion

 

CA High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and Original Ballot Measure – Prop 1A

CHSRA Website
CHSRA Website: Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
CHSRA 2018 Business Plan
CA. Ballot Measure: Prop. 1A, Supplemental Complete Guide

 

Maps and Profiles

Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Map – Detail of SR14 – Revised Nov. 9, 2018
Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Map – Detail of SR14 with overlay of LA City Council Districts (CD2, CD6, CD7)

Route SR14 profile view (has Metrolink & HSR with distance of tracks)

SR14 Alignment, Depth and Profile Map

SR14 Alignment Plan and Profile Map

Map created for SVANC 2018 Presentation of SR14 Route along San Fernando Blvd
Rough Council Districts Area Map overlayed onto CA HSR Route map

 

Research Documents

CHSRA 2017 GeoTechnical Tunnel Feasibility Evaluation – DRAFT

California Legislative Analyst’s Office (CLAO) regarding the CHSRA 2018 Business Plan

 

Newspapers & Publications

5/06/2022, Cal Matters "Governor, legislators won’t budge in high-speed rail dispute" by Ralph Vartabedian

2/25/2022, LA Times "Hollywood Burbank Airport files environmental lawsuit against California’s bullet train" by Ralph Vartabedian

2/16/2022, Daily News "The bullet train just keeps on failing" by The Editorial Board

2/09/2022, Daily News "Costs for California’s high-speed rail project climb another $5 billion" by Associated Press

2/8/2022, LA Times "Costs of California’s troubled bullet train rise again, by an estimated $5 billion" by Ralph Vartabedian

1/20/2022, LA Times "Burbank fears bullet train will compromise airport safety and water, but rail authority OKs plan" by Ralph Vartabedian

11/11/2021, LA Times "Biden infrastructure funds will help state bullet train, but not as much as boosters hoped" by Ralph Vartabedian

 

Misc

The High Speed Tunnel Portal Facilities that are required through the San Gabriel National Monument and the Angeles National Forest!
For an eye opening understanding of the infrastructure necessary to support the tunnel through the forest, please read: TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM _ High-Speed Train Tunnel Portal Facilities TM 2.4.6. Keep in mind, one acre is approximately the size of a football field without the end zones.

“Mega Tunnel Machinesl” See what the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is all about.

CHSRA is taking comments about their plans. If you want to submit a letter, you can address it to:
Southern California Regional Office
California High-Speed Rail Authority
355 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90071
southern.california@hsr.ca.gov

Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
palmdale_Burbank@hsr.ca.gov
800-630-1039

Southern California Regional Office
CA High Speed Rail Authority
355 S. Grand Ave. Ste. 2050
LA, CA 90071

To address your comments to the CHSRA Board of Directors, Email them at: boardmembers@hsr.ca.gov.

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