reply to JoelTR
Re: High Speed Rail Environmental Plan Approved Here's an update on the California High-Speed Rail Project:
(Excerpt from Bakersfield Examiner)
California's High-Speed Rail project, under attack by many for being too expensive and not what the public agreed to when they gave their approval at the polls, keeps chugging along, seemingly oblivious to the criticism. The California High-Speed Rail Authority has just announced a "Meet the Primes Event" on May 17, 2012 at the Icardo Center on the California State University Bakersfield campus.
(Of note, another HSR meeting, this one to discuss the Fresno to Bakersfield draft EIR and also sponsored by the CaHSRA, will be occurring the same evening across town at the Kern County Administration building.)
According to the CaHSRA, the forum is an opportunity for small businesses and subcontractors to meet with the five design and build teams that were invited to bid on the first construction project. There will be a short presentation on the project by CaHSRA staff, followed by a meet and greet with the short-listed firms who will be hosting booths in the exhibition area.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, including pre-registration procedures, click on the following link: HSR Meet and Greet
7:30 am - 8:30 am: Registration
8:30 am -10:00 am: Program and Presentation
10:00 am 3:00 pm: Meet the Primes Networking