just a quick reminder for SF peninsula residents who may not be aware of this yet: Palo Alto is hosting a public workshop on HSR implementation in the SF peninsula on behalf of the Peninsula Cities Consortium. This body also includes Menlo Park, Atherton, San Mateo and Belmont.
Among the topics that will be discussed are:
• What are the myths and realities about the Peninsula project?
• What are best practices from around the world?
• What have other cities experienced during construction of a major railroad in an urban setting?
• Why can’t it be tunneled all the way?
• What impact will eminent domain have on backyards and grade crossings?
Location: Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Street, Palo Alto
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Admission: Free, but space is limited
Add'l info: http://www.peninsularail.com, 650-323-5590
Parking: underneath City Hall and at Ramona between Hamilton and University.
Caltrain: University station, less than 10min walk away
Addendum: Independently, CHSRA will be hosting a regular project-level scoping workshop for University City in San Diego county. The format of the meeting will be a workshop or fair, with displays, staff on hand to answer questions, and handouts, but no scheduled presentations. From 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. the meeting will be tailored to public agencies, and from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. the meeting will be tailored to members of the public, although anyone can come and go at any time.
Location: University Town Center Forum Hall (4315 La Jolla Village Drive, in the northwest parking lot, above the Wells Fargo Bank)
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.