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High-Speed Rail Authority to hold public meetings in Bakersfield

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 18:16:50-05

As the high-speed rail continues to gain traction on construction officials want to continue to benefit from public input by holding public meetings.

The High-Speed Rail Authority is releasing the first draft environmental document for a significant project section into Los Angeles County. The document covers the 80-mile stretch from Bakersfield to Palmdale.

According to the High-Speed Rail Authority website, "the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section will provide a connection from the Central Valley to the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County, closing the existing passenger rail gap between Northern and Southern California through the Tehachapi Mountains, as well as providing new opportunities for economic development and revitalization in the cities along this corridor."

It will be open to public comment starting this Friday for a 45-day period.

The authority will also hold three public meetings in Lancaster, Bakersfield and Rosamond starting next week.

Lancaster Open House Meeting:
March 4, 2020
5:30-7:30 p.m.Jane Reynolds Park Activity Center
716 Oldfield Street
Lancaster, CA 93534

Bakersfield Open House Meeting:
March 5, 2020
5:30-7:30 p.m.Edison Middle School Gym
721 S. Edison Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Rosamond Community Event:
March 26, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Rosamond Public Library
3611 Rosamond Blvd.,
Rosamond, CA 93560

In addition, a public hearing is also scheduled for April 9th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stanley Kleiner Activity Building located at 43063 North 10th St. West in Lancaster, CA 93534.