A Los Angeles Times' editorial describes the California bullet train, which could pass through Alhambra, as developing into a "high-speed train wreck." At fault: the High-Speed Rail Authority. The Times editorial page, which supports the project, writes "the state's plan to build a bullet train has become a monument to the ways poor planning, mismanagement and political interference can screw up major public works. We can do better."
Despite the Times' criticism of the Authority's planning, it maintains: "The benefits still outweigh the costs, and none of the $43-billion project's troubles are insurmountable."
Dan Bednarski, who runs the site Alhambra123: Let's get organized Alhambra!, reports there are various upcoming ways local residents can get involved in the process. "The California High Speed Rail Authority scheduled 16 community meetings about its high speed rail project over the next six weeks throughout the local area," he writes. "The Alhambra meeting is scheduled for June 23 but you do not need to wait that long to find out more information about the project. Feel free to attend any of the meetings and ask questions. Meetings will be held in El Monte on May 25, San Gabriel on May 31, in and Downtown LA on June 1."