The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is hosting public scoping meetings this fall to invite comments about a proposed High-Speed Train System from Los Angeles to San Diego via the Inland Empire. Meetings will be held next week in Riverside County on Oct. 19, 20 and 22. The scoping process helps identify and define the scope of issues to be addressed in depth in the analysis that will be included in the EIR/EIS. Scoping provides the public with an opportunity to become involved as soon as the EIR/EIS process begins.
The meetings will provide an open forum for public information and comment for visitors any time between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The meetings will mark the start of the project-level environmental process for this Section of the High-Speed Train System. The Authority and the Federal Railroad Administration will prepare an Environmental Impact Report and an Environmental Impact Statement to meet state and federal environmental law requirements. For more information call (909) 627-2974 or e-mail cahighspeedtrain@ or visit www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov.