S.A.F.E. is pleased to receive support from the following groups or individuals with our goal to stop the High Speed Rail East Corridor proposal and in supporting our environmental concerns. We also list the following publications in their ongoing coverage and support for transparency from CHSRA and in some cases, their agreement of the removal of the forest routes.
05/04/16 – LA Times, “Editorial: Californians deserve more transparency on bullet train finances” By The Times Editorial Board
04/17/16 – LA Times, “Editorial: Who is going to pay for the bullet train to L.A.?” By The Times Editorial Board
02/22/17 – LA Daily News, “Electrifying debate over bullet train funding” By The Editorial Board – LA Daily News
01/20/17 – LA Daily News, “Bullet train veering off fiscal track?” By The Editorial Board – LA Daily News
07/05/16 – Los Angeles Daily News, “Editorial: More evidence bullet train would need a push from taxpayers” By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News
06/10/16 – Los Angeles Daily News, “Editorial: Cut bullet train, put that cash in rainy-day fund” By Los Angeles Daily News Editorial Staff
04/22/16 – The Los Angeles Daily News, “Fiscal scrutiny long overdue for bullet train” By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News
01/22/15 – Los Angeles Daily News, “Editorial: Don’t put the bullet train through L.A. horse country” By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News
Schiff/Chu Letter regarding concerns for HSR to go through Angeles National Forest
07/03/16 – Orange County Register, “Opinion: High-speed rail still off the tracks” By Orange County Register Editorial
02/07/16 – Orange County Register, “OPINION: Bullet-train foes railroaded at legislative hearing” By Orange County Register Editorial
02/19/16 – Orange County Register, “OPINION: Bullet train an ever-shifting mirage” By Orange County Register Editorial
04/11/16 – Orange County Register, “OPINION: Bullet train still on track to go almost nowhere” By Orange County Register Editorial
3/31/16 – Fox11 Los Angeles, “Point of View: High speed rail changing course” By Vice-President & General Manager Bob Cook
02/19/16 – San Jose Mercury News, “Mercury News editorial: High-speed rail still a boondoggle, even if supposedly coming to San Jose” By Mercury News Editorial
02/19/16 – Contra Costa Times, “Oakland Tribune editorial: HSR embarks on another trip to Fantasyland” By Oakland Tribune Editorial
Sierra Club state director quoted in a August 23, 2014 LA Times article on the High Speed Rail route through the Angeles National Forest: “The environmental impacts would be enormous,” said Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California, which generally supports the high-speed rail project. “Going through a national forest isn’t going to sit well with my members.”
San Gabriel Mountains Forever (SGMF) voted on July 8, 2015 to oppose the proposed East Corridor Routes of the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section of the California High Speed Rail.
Santa Susana Mountain Park Association, Letter to CHSRA, “Opposition to East Corridor of Palmdale to Burbank High Speed Rail Segment”
LA Equine Advisory Committee Letter of Support to Eliminate the HSR East Corridor Proposal: At it’s January 2015 meeting, the LA Equine Advisory Committee, whose appointees serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council, voted unanimously to call for the elimination of the proposed “East Corridor” high speed rail alternatives from further consideration citing the potential damage, to residents, horse properties, equestrian and recreational trails, and the equestrian culture and industry.
The Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce board has voted to endorse S.A.F.E.
The Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council has voted to endorse S.A.F.E.