The planned high-speed train linking San Francisco to San Diego may pass through Ramona Road in Alhambra, potentially forcing residents to move. The train is intended to hit speeds of more than 200 miles in open areas and 100 miles in urban ones, making a complete trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just more than two-and-a-half hours. City officials announced the state’s plan at Monday’s City Council meeting. Rather than passing through the middle of the 10 Freeway, as initially planned, the state railroad authority is now considering laying the tracks on the north and south sides of Ramona Road instead.
Representatives of the California High-Speed Rail Authority will be making a presentation at the August 9 City Council Meeting. Another meeting will be held on August 12 at 7pm at Fremont Elementary School. A fact sheet, map, and letter of opposition will be mailed out to the residents on and around Ramona Road by the end of this week, according to the City Manager's office.