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Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 03/15/2010
Subject :

High Speed Rail Project: Public is Invited to Comment on Revised Bay Area to Central Valley Draft Program EIR
Contact : Steve Emslie, Deputy City Manager    650-329-2354
Palo Alto, CA -- On March 11, 2010, the California High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) released the "Bay Area to Central Valley Revised Draft Program Environmental Impact Report" which is available at The public is invited to review and comment on the Revised DEIR during the 45-day comment beginning on March 11, 2010 and ending at 5 p.m. April 26, 2010.

Palo Alto will be scheduling a community meeting to discuss the city's comments on the Revised DEIR and accept public input.

The Authority will host two public meetings to accept comments on the Revised Draft Program EIR:  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Sheriff's Auditorium  55 West Younger Street, San Jose, CA 95110
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Board of Supervisors Chambers 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, 95113

Comments on the Revised Draft Program EIR Material can be sent to the California High-Speed Rail Authority under the subject line "Bay Area to Central Valley Revised Draft Program-Level EIR Material Comments" in three ways:   

925 L Street
Suite 1425
Sacramento, CA  95814
Attention: Dan Leavitt 


3) FAX

The HSRA Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meetings in San Jose on April 7 and 8 as follows:

Board of Directors Committee Meetings

Wednesday April 7, 2010  
Isaac Newton Center Auditorium
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. –Executive/Administrative Committee
  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. – Operations Committee

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Board of Supervisors Chamber
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

San Francisco to San Jose Project EIR

The HSRA is also tentatively scheduled to release the will be releasing the Alternatives Analysis for the Project EIR on April 8, 2010.  Palo Alto will schedule a community meeting on the Alternatives Analysis once the HSRA schedule for review is finalized. 

Continue to look for updates on key meetings and deadlines for this project on the City’s main webpage  and