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7/9/2013



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LACMTA, Caltrans to solicit public opinion on proposed High Desert Corridor


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are hosting four public meetings this month to seek public comments on the proposed High Desert Corridor that would link Palmdale and Victorville, Calif.

The 63-mile corridor may include a highway, bikeway and high-speed rail, as well as energy production or transmission facilities for green energy. The high-speed rail feeder service would connect State Route 14 in Los Angeles County and State Route 18 in San Bernardino County, LACMTA officials said in a press release.

The meetings will be held July 15, 16, 17 and 22.

"The High Desert Corridor project aims to improve mobility and access for people and goods on the rapidly growing Antelope, Victor and Apple Valleys," said Doug Failing, LACMTA's executive director of highway project delivery.

During the meetings, officials will provide a project update, share highlights of key findings from the rail alternative analysis, review the refined purpose-and-need statement for the project and discuss next steps in the process, he said.



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