September 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Morgan Hill Council Chambers
17555 Peak Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
High Speed Rail

The City of Morgan Hill will host a community meeting on the California High Speed Rail project, which is currently considering two alignment options through Morgan Hill.

City staff and officials with the HSR Authority will be available to make presentations and answer questions. The meeting will start with an open house informational session.

One of the HSR alignment options would take the high speed train adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks through the center of downtown Morgan Hill, according to a press release from the city. From San Jose to north Morgan Hill, this route would take the bullet train at-grade south of Cochrane Road, or use an aerial structure with minimum 17 feet of clearance at the intersections of Main, Dunne, San Pedro and Tennant avenues.

The other option along U.S. 101 would consist of an aerial track on the west side of the freeway from Cochrane Road to Tennant Avenue.

State planners for the HSR are still in the design stage of the project, which will carry passengers from Sacramento to Los Angeles with stops in between. A station is planned for a location to be determined in Gilroy.