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The public review period for the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) closed on August 31, 2020. The Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) was issued on November 5, 2021. Please visit the California High-Speed Rail Authority website for more information.

This is an archive of the Open House website that was available from May 29, 2020 to August 31, 2020. The Authority created this website to provide enhanced access to the Draft EIR/EIS in response to health and safety directives concerning the novel coronavirus. This website remains available to the public, although visitors may no longer submit a comment on the Draft EIR/EIS, schedule an appointment, or participate in a webinar (these features are no longer active on this site).

Note: Webinars have concluded, on this page you can access recordings for webinars and Telephone Town Hall meetings held between May 29, 2020 and August 31, 2020.

Most Recent Meetings

The Authority hosted a question and answer session with staff on August 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The audio recording from the meeting is below.

English Recording

Spanish Recording

Comments or questions submitted during the Telephone Town Hall meeting were not to be part of the public record.

On August 25, 2020 the Authority held an online and telephone information session about the Authority’s Burbank to LA Section, with a special emphasis on the proposed Main Street Grade Separation. A video recording of the meeting will be posted on this page soon.

Video recordings of the meetings are below:

Thursday, September 10, 2020
English Video
Spanish Video

Saturday, September 12, 2020
English Video
Spanish video

Through the development of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS), the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is studying the impacts of building high-speed rail service between Burbank and Los Angeles as part of the future statewide system. The high-speed train would share the existing rail corridor located next to the Los Angeles River and currently used by both freight and passenger trains. In order to improve safety and mobility in the area, a grade separation in Lincoln Heights at Main Street by the LA River is being considered. A fact sheet with a brief overview of the Main Street Grade Separation can be downloaded here.

Note: Questions and comments received during the information session will not be part of the official comment record. Please visit Station 6 for more information on how to submit a comment.

Previously Held Meetings

The Authority held a virtual open house on June 18, 2020. Click the links below to view the recordings and PowerPoint presentations.

Open House Recording

Open House Presentation

All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation can be made by calling the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section helpline at 877-977-1660 or emailing Burbank_Los.Angeles@hsr.ca.gov

The Authority held a Telephone Town Hall on Monday June 29, 2020. The audio recording from the meeting is below.

Comments or questions submitted during the Telephone Town Hall meeting were not to be part of the public record.

The Authority held a virtual public hearing on July 8, 2020 which can be viewed below.

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HOW TO JOIN THE WEBINAR

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PARTICIPATING IN THE WEBINAR

  • Participants will automatically be muted upon joining the meeting.

  • If you have a question, please use the “Raise Hand” button on the bottom of your screen function to alert the moderator. If you are joining by phone only, push *9.

  • When it is your turn to speak, the host will unmute you and call on you to share your question.

  • Please keep your devices on mute when you are not speaking. This ensures the best possible audio quality for all participants.

WEBINAR GROUND RULES

  • If you would like to ask a question click on the “Raise Hand” button.

  • The moderator will call on you when it is your turn to speak and will unmute your line.

    Please ask one question at a time.

  • Please be respectful. Threatening, profane, or other inappropriate language will not be permitted. Disruptive participants will be removed from the webinar.

  • If you are having a technical problem during one of the live meetings, please send a message via webinar chat or email Support@MeetHSRSoCal.org.

FOR LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION

  • The meetings will be conducted in English and Spanish and simultaneous translation will be offered.

  • For interpretation in other languages, please call the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section helpline at 877-977-1660. Requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance.