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Fighting the High Speed Train Since 2014

S.A.F.E. was organized to stop the California High Speed Rail Authority from building train routes within the Palmdale to Burbank project section that damaged our local communities, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Angeles National Forest. The so-called “East Corridor” includes routes that would travel approximately 41 miles over, under and through our communities and open space. Locally impacted communities include: Kagel Canyon, Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills, La Tuna Canyon and Sun Valley. Potential impacts, from both operational and construction phases, include damage to our community character, water resources, visual and aesthetics, noise and vibration, truck traffic and air quality, human and animal health, equestrian culture and industry and economy. We are working in unity with neighboring communities similarly impacted by high speed rail proposals including Pacoima, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Acton and Agua Dulce.

Don’t Railroad Our Communities! Read all the facts and history of this project and get involved!

Rendering of Route E2 viewed from Shadow Hills


Next step:  Will be approved by the CHSRA Board at their

Board Meeting on June 26 - 27, 2024

The Public is Invited for Comments

May be held locally in Southern California -- please check back for updates

By law, CHSRA must address concerns raised by the public.  Read SAFE's comment letter here and the commissioned report here.

The Latest News

Refined SR14Ais the Preferred Alternative

*5-28-24:  ABC News:  Congressional Republicans Demand Information on California's High Speed Train Project

*5-4-24: NY Post:  California mocked over $11 billion high-speed rail bridge to nowhere that took 9 years to build

*1-4-24:  Wall Street Journal: Biden’s $3.1 Billion Train Ticket to Nowhere

*12-30-23:  Los Angeles Times: Opinion: Does anyone want the bullet train? Hoping for L.A. to S.F. in three hours feels lonely

*12-25-23:  Los Angeles Times:  Time to get real on the bullet train: California is building it, so let’s make it work

* May 2023:  Orange County Register: The cost of high-speed rail in California might surprise you

* 03-16-23:  Citwatch LA: Would you vote for $100 billion in bonds for high speed rail?

* 03-07-23:  CalMatters:  New cost estimate for high-speed rail puts California bullet train $100 billion in the red

* Read the Burbank Airport Authority v. California High Speed Rail lawsuit here

* 2022 Business Plan

* Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section

Burbank will lose 75% of its local water supply for an extended period of time and over 130 businesses, and the brand-new Avion development near the airport will have to be demolished at a cost of nearly $1 billion.

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

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

* Burbank Airport Authority Files Lawsuit Against CHSRA - LA Times 2-25-22

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