An update on the high-speed rail will be given at the Alhambra City Council meeting this upcoming Monday. Information will be provided, according to the city website, regarding a meeting between the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the San Gabriel Council of Governments’ High-Speed Rail Technical Working Group. The agency revealed that its only proposal will be an aerial structure within the I-10 median.
At early meetings regarding the potential passage of the high-speed rail through Alhambra, residents voiced their concern about the potential of losing their homes, an increase in noise pollution, and the rail’s effect on property value. The 60 Freeway was suggested as an alternate route, but it seems that the CHSRA has dropped this proposal.
At an August 12th City Council meeting, the council voted to oppose all three options the CHSRA presented. The proposals included an option that would put a route at the north side of Ramona Road, another option that would use the south side of Ramona Road, and a third option that would place an aerial structure in the I-10 median.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the City Council chambers at City Hall.