Draft Scoping Report Now Available
Last fall, the California High-Speed Rail Authority initiated the scoping process for this 167-mile section, which is an early step in the environmental review process to help us identify aspects of the project that are particularly important to local planners, residents and local governments. A total of 12 local community public scoping meetings and two local resource agency scoping meetings were held in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties to seek input.
The result of this effort, called the Draft Scoping Report, is now available at www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov under the “Library” tab, then select “Los Angeles to San Diego Section.”Â Â The Draft Scoping Report and related appendices (including scoping comments and letters) are under the “Scoping” section. Â Or you can simply click on the following link:Â www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/library.asp?p=8467 The Draft Scoping Report for the Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire Section summarizes the public scoping process and comments received during the public scoping period, as well as provides a brief description of the project and outreach activities during this period.
The Draft Scoping Report is provided for your information and will be considered “final” assuming no significant revisions are requested. The public and agency comments received are an important component of our work. Along with the preliminary engineering and environmental analysis currently underway, they will help the Authority evaluate alignments and other considerations, which is a necessary step for determining the final options that will be carried forward for full environmental review.
There will be many more opportunities for public input in the coming weeks and months and we appreciate your continued interest in California’s high-speed train project.
If your affiliated organization would like to learn more about the proposed high-speed train or have a transit-oriented event that could include high-speed train representation, please contact us to schedule; we will make every opportunity to honor your request.