Significant Information Regarding California High Speed Rail


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CHSRA Current Map


CHSRA Official Zoomable Map – as of 4/14/15



CHSRA Zoomable Map – as of 4/14/15 CHSRA map overlaid onto a satellite map so you can see a bit better where the routes go. It is not perfectly accurate due to offsets between the two maps, but close enough to see within a block where the proposed routes go.

CHSRA Map – as of 4/14/15



HSR Burbank-Palmdale Project Section PROFILE This is a Profile (or is also referred to as a section/cut-away) of the elevation of the route from Palmdale to Burbank.

High Speed Rail Authority – Proposed Statewide Alignment Map


San Gabriel Mountains National Monument – Angeles and San Bernadino Mountains Zoomable Detailed Map – from the US Forest Service


Download and Read the latest Letter to CHSRA from S.A.F.E. regarding the problems with the E2 route.

S.A.F.E Position Paper sent 12-22-14 to HSR Chair


Call to Action Flyer!
with contact information & timelines
Letter from S.A.F.E. to the US Secretary of Agriculture


High Speed Rail Information & Details

Board meeting – 02/14/2017 Operations Report – Finance and Audit Meeting Page 44 has the revisions to the “Environmental Milestones Schedule.”
DRAFT – 2016 CHSRA Business Plan

Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (SAA) Report – June 2015

April 2015 – Palmdale to Burbank Project Section, CHSRA’s Power Point Presentation for the Working Community Meetings – Round 2

Feb/March 2015 – Palmdale to Burbank Project Section, CHSRA’s Power Point Presentation for the Working Community Meetings – Round 1
Proposition 1A – What was approved by the California voters on Nov. 4, 2008.
(Download Text of Proposition 1A)
March 1, 2015 – HSR Project Update Report to the California State Legislature – Palmdale to Burbank project section is addressed on page 15. Pages 48 thru 51 address the technical issues involved with tunneling and the related concerns with water and utility resources.
CHSRA Technical Guidance: CHSR Project EIR/EIS Environmental Methodology Guidelines, Version 5, June 2014
Palmdale to Burbank Project Section – Download 2014 Scoping Reports & other materials from California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Website.
What is Permit to Enter – Explanation by HSR Authority of letters that were sent out to property owners.


President Obama Designates the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument


The High Speed Rail (here it is the Eurostar) sound at 190 MPH.


CNN Report: “California high-speed rail to nowhere?”

Environmental Concerns

“Examination of Potential Impacts of High Speed Rail’s National Forest Routes on Los Angeles’ Locally-Sourced Drinking Water from Little Tujunga Canyon” by Kristen C. Sabo

Presidential Proclamation — San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan and Land Management Plan Amendment – Project Documents

San Gabriel Mountains becomes National Monument


Government and Elected Officials

Antonovich – Kuehl – Fuentes Letter to CHSRA regarding above ground routes. June 2, 2015


Schiff Letter to HSR Authority Regarding Corridor Concerns


Schiff/Chu Letter regarding concerns for HSR to go through Angeles National Forest


Article by State Assemblymember Scott Wilk of the 38th District on his proposed law to stop the High Speed Rail project and divert the existing money to schools.


Supervisor Mike Antonovich Letter to CA HSR Authority, 4-8-2014
“With this letter I would like to reiterate, for the purposes of the 2014 Business Plan comment period, my support for the Authority’s review of a tunnel oriented alternative between the Palmdale Transportation Center (PTC) and the San Fernando Valley Burbank/Bob Hope Airport station option.”

“I first wrote to encourage the Authority to take a look at this potentially more direct, faster, less costly, and less community intrusive route in October of 2013, due to the overall positive impact such an alternative could have on my district and its constituents.”

Antonovich HSR Scoping Letter, 9-12-2014


Antonovich Remarks regarding HSR


10-11-11 The Daily News Op-Ed: “Michael D. Antonovich: Upgrading our existing lines is best rail idea” by Michael D. Antonovich


LA Equine Advisory Committee Letter of Support to Eliminate the HSR East Corridor Proposal


Letter from The Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations, Inc. to the HSR Authority urging them to abandon the East Corridor proposal

The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel in the heart of the Swiss Alps expected to open in 2016. With a route length of 35.4 mi and a total of 94.3 mi of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world’s longest rail tunnel. (Click to view this 43 minute video on YouTube)

This animation shows an example of what a tunnel boring machine looks like and how it works. Of course the exact type of tunnel boring machine might be different for use in the Angeles Forest and under the LA streets.