The California High Speed Rail Authority Board will hold its regular monthly meeting for March in downtown Los Angeles at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Headquarters. Metro Headquarters is at the backside of Union Station.
The L.A. to San Diego line is on the agenda (posted below). The contractors responsible for that line will present their preliminary alternatives analysis report. That report is expected to recommend that the Rail Authority board consider only the I-10 freeway and SR-60 freeway routes for the high speed rail project between Union Station and the 605 freeway. It will also recommend the board withdraw routes that use and run adjacent to the Union Pacific right of way. The report is expected to be released a few days before the board meeting.
Public comments are taken at the very beginning of the meeting, at 9 a.m. If you would like to speak, you must get there early. You likely need to fill out a card before proceedings begin to notify the Board that you wish to address them. I intend to make public comments during the meeting.
Thursday March 3, 2011
One Gateway Plaza – Metro Board Room
Los Angeles, California
Public transit options:
You can get to Union Station from Alhambra using public transit. I recommend Metro’s Trip Planner.
- Metro Local Bus — Line 76: This bus travels down Valley Blvd. and will go directly to Union Station. Time table. Cost: $1.50 each way.
- Metro Local Bus — Line 78: This bus travels down Main St. and will go directly to Union Station. Time table. Cost: $1.50 each way.
- Alhambra Community Transit (ACT) Blue Line to Metro Silver Line: The ACT Blue Line travels in a loop around Alhambra. Part of that loop includes the Metrolink station at Cal State L.A. Metro runs an express bus service, the Silver Line, from El Monte station that will stop at Cal State L.A. Time table: ACT (PDF); Silver Line. Cost: $0.25 (ACT) + $2.45 (Silver Line) = $2.70 each way.
The Board has published its agenda.