News Updates

SAFE update & request for funds


By |February 9th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

Permit to Enter – Calls & Letters


We’ve been advised that people in the Sylmar, Shadow Hills, Sun Valley and Sunland-Tujunga area are receiving phone calls from California High Speed Rail Authority indicating “permit-to-enter” (PTE) letters are being mailed to them. This is similar to what took place about a year ago in December 2014. For information about PTE letters, please CLICK HERE.

According to an Authority spokesperson, about 100 letters are being sent to people in this area, as was done a few weeks ago in the Acton area, seeking permission to conduct “noise” studies at their […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

SAFE & Mineta’s Equine Issues Report

SAFE & Mineta’s Equine Issues Report
The following is a letter sent to Mineta Transportation Institute regarding the recently released report they issued to CHSRA on “High-Speed Rail and Equine Issues.” S.A.F.E. has many problems with their findings. Please read both their report and S.A.F.E.’s letter in response that has also been sent to our elected officials. The following is the cover letter to the Executive Director of Mineta Transportation Institute:
Dear Ms. Philbrick:
Attached is a letter to you in your capacity of Executive Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) from the S.A.F.E. Coalition. The letter relates to MTI’s work on […]

By |January 27th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

El Nino+Haines Canyon Creek+High Speed Rail=Disaster

David DePinto narrates a walk on Wentworth Street and Haines Canyon Creek during a sizable El Nino rainstorm on Jan. 6, 2016. This is where California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed one of the routes (E2) to be located.

Click photos to enlarge

By |January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Important Articles in Fall 2015 local press

Recently, several large newspapers have released articles either criticizing or expressing monumental concerns of CHSRA, their process, their lack of funding and basically the entire California High Speed Rail Project. We encourage you to read these important articles:
11/26/15 – Los Angeles Times, “Bullet train faces new scrutiny after release of report predicting higher costs” By Ralph Vartabedian

11/3/15 – The Los Angeles Times, “At lawmakers’ urging, agency reveals report on growing bullet train costs” By Ralph Vartabedian

11/3/15 – Los Angeles Daily News, “Editorial: Bullet train tries to roll past bad news” By The Editorial Board, LA Daily […]

By |January 7th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

Thanks for attending the S.A.F.E. Dec. 2 Meeting

By |January 7th, 2016|S.A.F.E. - CHSRA Community Meetings, S.A.F.E. Updates|

SAFE’s Anniversary Letter Dec. 8, 2015

The following letter was sent to California High Speed Rail Authority from S.A.F.E. on Dec. 8, 2015. Here is the PDF version to download: SAFE-Anniversary-Letter-12-8-2015

December 8, 2015

California High Speed Rail Authority

770 L Street
Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814


SUBJECT: HALT ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES IMMEDIATELY – Call to Action from                                                                                Community Leadership Meeting Held December 2, 2015 – The One Year Anniversary of the East Corridor Routes

Dear Chairman Richard, CEO Morales, Board Members, and Southern California Regional Director Boehm:

We are writing you in the aftermath of an important community leader meeting held in Shadow Hills on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, attended by approximately 100 community […]

By |December 8th, 2015|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to CHSRA|

S.A.F.E. Meeting – Dec. 2, 2015

We would like to thank all that attended S.A.F.E.’s  High Speed Rail Status Meeting this past Wednesday.  We know it was short notice and not a great time of day, but those of you that came we thank you, and for those that could not attend, thanks to Krystee Clark who recorded and edited the event, you can see a video below:

Attending the meeting were representatives from:

View/Download Meeting Agenda HERE.

Just as our meeting was to begin, CHSRA sent out a “Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Update” email. You can READ IT HERE. You can always go to the CHSRA website to […]

By |December 7th, 2015|S.A.F.E. - CHSRA Community Meetings, S.A.F.E. Updates|

CHSRA Palmdale to Burbank Update email

The following is the CHSRA Palmdale to Burbank Update email that was sent out just minutes before S.A.F.E.’s “High Speed Rails Status Meeting” held Dec. 2. 2015.

Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Update

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) continues to advance work to deliver the nation’s first high-speed rail program. With construction underway in the Central Valley, work to identify the preferred route in Northern and Southern California is moving forward. This is challenging work that must balance project objectives and the protection of environmental resources and communities in order to develop the most appropriate route to connect […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|From CHSRA|

High Speed Rail Status Meeting

High Speed Rail Status Meeting
Wednesday, December 2, 5:00 pm
Tierra del Sol 9919 Sunland Boulevard (Google Map)
RSVP via Eventbrite (required)

Dear Friends,

First, we hope you and your family had a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for, including the beauty of our communities and neighboring forest and recreation areas. As you know, we are under siege from an unwanted and arrogant visitor, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), which acts as if they own our community and is holding us hostage with their damaging route proposals (see map).

We are thankful for the progress we’ve made this year as evidenced […]

By |November 30th, 2015|S.A.F.E. Updates|