This post is a follow-up to my posts a few weeks ago:
- Recap: Alhambra City Council to send letter opposing high speed rail project through the city
- More detail: Routes to be dropped, 75 foot high viaducts, and budget woes
Letter to the Rail Authority
The City of Alhambra web site provides the City’s latest letter to the Rail Authority. It reminds the Rail Authority that the city opposes an elevated platform (aerial structure) and any project plan that would impact the quality of life of its residents. It also asks the Rail Authority to explore putting the trains in a trench like the Union Pacific trains that traverse the city along Mission or a tunnel like Metro and Caltrans are considering with regard to the 710 extension between Alhambra and Pasadena.
That letter was chosen from among three letters drafted by city staff. The City Council had directed staff to prepare a letter during its January 24 meeting. Here are the drafts.