A Word About This Site

Important Note: This site is designed to be a one stop shopping place for information relevant to the HSR project, the potential impacts to our communities and how to participate in the process. Since this is an all volunteer effort, a lack of funding relegates us to using the freeby sites. With no perfect fit available, this site is being treated like a hybrid blog/website. Like a blog, it is not stagnant, but like a website, information is categorized. Therefore one should not treat it as a blog by always looking for only the latest entry, yet periodically refer back to older posts for updated information. To make it easier, HSR-PREP has a newsletter designed to be used in conjunction with this site. If you wish to be notified of new information appearing on the site, it is recommended that you sign up for the HSR-PREP Newsletter. Another way is to create an RSS link on your homepage.

Spread the word. Be informed. Get involved.

Spread the word. Be informed. Get involved. If you have any issues at all with the high speed rail project as it exists, if you say and do nothing, it means you agree 100%. We are all busy in our lives. This cannot be used as an excuse later. If you have issues, you must participate in the process or forever hold your peace. Call, email or write your legislators. It takes 15 minutes using their websites. Participate in the public input opportunities with the High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA). But don't wait.
Spread the word. Be informed. Get involved.


Legislative Hearings. View live and archived videos of legislative hearings on High Speed Rail on The California Channel.

November 4, 2010 Senate Transportation & Housing Committee meeting.

HSRA Meetings. Archived video of the April 8th release of the Alternatives Analysis in five parts, and more on the HSRA website under "Board" tab.

Burlingame City Council. After you select the video you want to view, you can click on the agenda item and the video will skip to that portion of the meeting.

The Building of HSR in China. See the video.

The Sound of High Speed Rail. This is the sound of the French TGV. Although electric trains are somewhat quieter than diesel trains at the same speed, and especially the intermittent horns, remember, there will be a.) more trains (the High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) estimates up to a train every 2 minutes) for a greater cummulative effect, and b.) faster trains which adds to the base sound level. It is expected that above ground alternatives built along densely populated corridors like the Peninsula should be required to have sound walls, which will add to the mass of the structure and obstruct outward views for passengers.

Two sides of the argument. Here is a video presenting two sides of the argument. A KTVU Ch 2 July 2, 2010 video report "It's difficult to tell if two-billion in stimulus is truly a boon or seed money for a boondoggle."