Help Plan the High Desert Corridor This Month
Los Angeles County Metro is planning the High Desert Corridor, a multimodal corridor that could include a new freeway link along the Highway 138 route – and for our purposes, a high speed rail connection between Palmdale and Victorville. That link would help bring the XpressWest high speed trains from Las Vegas all the way into downtown LA:
Recognizing the HDC as a multipurpose corridor with potential to connect to the ever-growing regional rail system, further studies will examine the potential for a High Speed Rail (HSR) Feeder service between Palmdale and Victorville. This feeder service would have the potential to connect to the XpressWest System – a planned high-speed rail service from Victorville to Las Vegas. Towards this goal, the HDC team is already conducting studies to identify viable routes to connect to both the Metrolink station in Palmdale, and the future XpressWest station in Victorville. In essence, the HDC project has potential to provide a one-seat rail trip from Las Vegas to Victorville and Palmdale.
The High Desert Corridor also might include a new bike route (awesome) and green energy generation and transmission facilities (also awesome).
Now you can weigh in with your thoughts on the corridor. Metro and Caltrans are hosting four community meetings in the High Desert next week on the project, two of which will be livestreamed. Here’s the info:
Monday, July 15, 2013 6 -8pm
Lake Los Angeles Elementary School
16310 E Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93591
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6 -8pm
Stater Bros Stadium
Mavericks Conference Room
12000 Stadium Way
Adelanto, CA 92301
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6 -8pm*
Endeavour School of Exploration
12403 Ridgecrest Rd
Victorville, CA 92395
Monday, July 22, 2013 6 -8pm*
Larry Chimbole Cultural Center
38350 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93350
*These meetings will be broadcasted live. To participate, please go to http://ustream.tv/channel/metro-high-desert-corridor.
So if you can make it out to any of these events, by all means do so, it’s a great opportunity to have some input on this important link in the California high speed rail network.