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Some SGV Residents Don't Want High Speed Rail Route Through Community
Residents in some San Gabriel Valley cities are voicing opposition to a high speed rail route that could cut through their communities near the 60 or 10 Freeways, according to the Star-News.
The California High Speed Rail Project was approved by voters in 2008, and "will add 800 miles of new rail lines through the state," for a $45-billion price tag. Though construction on portions of the route could begin as early as 2012, work in the San Gabriel Valley wouldn't begin until between 2015-2018, however decisions must be made about where to place the surface route in the area.
"Two potential routes on either side of the 10 Freeway could displace local residents, prompting officials and residents to charge the [California High-Speed Rail Authority] hasn't done enough to explain the proposal to the public." Residents in Rosemead claim they did not know about the project; there they "passed a resolution opposing any route that would displace property owners." Other communities, such as Alhambra, will begin discussing the project next week, and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments "is set to vote next Wednesday on a motion to oppose a surface route for the project."
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