Burbank to Los Angeles

The Burbank to Los Angeles project section connects two key multi-modal transportation hubs, the Hollywood Burbank Airport and Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS), providing an additional link between Downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and the State.

The approximately 14-mile project section proposes to utilize the existing railroad right-of-way to the greatest extent possible, adjacent to the Los Angeles River, through the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles with proposed stations near the Hollywood Burbank Airport and at LAUS.

 

SECTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provides a link between Los Angeles and the statewide transportation network.
  • Eliminates wait times and improves safety with grade separations.
  • Uses next-generation signaling technology (Positive Train Control, intrusion barriers and warning system, earthquake early warning, and more) to enhance performance while reducing pollution, noise, and congestion along the corridor.
  • Provides the capacity for more convenient and easier-to-use passenger service and schedules.

SECTION DETAILS

What's New

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) for the Burbank to Los Angeles project section on May 29, 2020, with a public comment period ending August 31, 2020. (The public review was extended by 30 days. The previously scheduled public review end date was on July 31). View the Draft EIR/EIS.

Please visit the Events Page for more information about engagement activities during the public comment period. Authority staff will provide written responses to all comments received, which will be published in the Final EIR/EIS, scheduled for release in 2021.

Public Involvement & Community Outreach

The Authority is committed to planning and building a premier high-speed rail system that will keep the traveling public and surrounding communities moving and safe. We are working to develop and deliver the program through effective engagements with local communities, a process that involves nourishing long-term relationships with residents, stakeholders and policymakers. The goal is to foster and encourage community engagement throughout the organization in all aspect of construction and operations.

In conducting outreach events, such as Open House and Community Working Group meetings, the Authority informs the public about all aspects of the program, including the presentation of specific project section plans and key milestones contributing to the first phase of the high-speed rail system.

For a listing of upcoming events and outreach opportunities in your area visit the Events page.

Community Open House Meetings

AUGUST 2020

The following Telephone Townhall and Public Meeting provided the community an opportunity to ask questions and offer comment on the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section:

Telephone Townhall Public Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Miércoles 19 de agosto de 2020
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Telephone Townhall Recording

English

español

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Martes 25 de agosto de 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Telephone Townhall Recording

English

español

Mandarin

 

JUNE/JULY 2020

The following webcast, telephone and virtual public hearing project meetings offered the community an opportunity to ask questions and offer comment on the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section:

Virtual Open House Telephone Townhall Virtual Public Hearing
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Jueves 18 de junio de
2020
5:00 – 7:30 PM

Open House Recording

(English)

(español)

Open House Presentation

(English)

(español)

Monday, June 29, 2020
Lunes 29 de julio de
2020
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Telephone
Townhall Recording

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Miércoles 8 de julio
de 2020
3:00 – 8:00 PM

The Authority held a virtual
public hearing on July 8, 2020
which can be viewed below.

 

Video Link

 


MARCH 2020

The following webcast project update meetings reoriented the community with the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section:

Burbank Glendale/Atwater Los Angeles*
Monday, March 9, 2020
Lunes 9 de marzo de 2020
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Miércoles 11 de marzo de 2020
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Jueves 12 de marzo de 2020
5:30 – 7:30 PM

*Meeting in English and Spanish. Join us via Webcast.

 

Meeting in English and Spanish. Join us via Webcast.

The Los Angeles meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. English presentation starts at 6:00 p.m.; Spanish presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. Simultaneous translation will be offered during both presentations.

La reunión en Los Angeles se llevará a cabo en inglés y español. La presentación en inglés comenzará a las 6:00 p.m. y la presentateción en español comenzará a las 7:00 p.m. También se ofrecerá traducción simultánea durante ambas presentaciones.

Join Us Via Webcast: The Los Angeles meeting will also be offered as a webcast. The virtual Open House starts at 5:30 p.m. The live webcast presentation starts at 6:00 p.m. To participate in the live webcast, go to: http://ustream.tv/channel/chsra.

Acompáñenos vía webcast: La reunión en Los Angeles será transmitida en vivo por internet. La reunión virtual empezará a las 5:30 p.m. La presentación en inglés comenzará a las 6:00 p.m. y la presentación en español comenzará a las 7:00 p.m. Para participar en la transmisión por internet en vivo, visite: http://ustream.tv/channel/chsra

For a listing of upcoming events and outreach opportunities in your area visit the Events page.

Informational Items:

Exhibits:

Webcasts:

For document translation requests, please contact (877) 977-1660 or email burbank_los.angeles@hsr.ca.gov

Para servicios de traduccion del documento o necesidades especiales, llame al (877) 977-1660 o por correo electronico: burbank_los.angeles@hsr.ca.gov

Newsletters & Factsheets

The Authority is committed to keeping stakeholders and the public up-to-date on the latest on the high-speed rail program, and the latest updates happening in the regions.

To sign up for project section updates, visit the Contact Us page and select Northern California, Central Valley or Southern California.

Visit the Information Center to learn more about the Burbank to Los Angeles project section in the regional and project section factsheets.

Environmental Review

The State of California and the federal government both require a proposed infrastructure project to undergo an extensive assessment of the project’s potential impacts on the environment – land, air, water, minerals, plants, animals and noise – and proposed actions to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.

Decisions regarding how and where to build the California high-speed rail system are made and justified by using detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rail system and routes.

The materials listed under the Documents & Reports section below include studies and reports the Authority has produced to date, along with corresponding public comments received, during the environmental review process of the Burbank to Los Angeles project section.

Documents & Reports

The following documents are available for review upon request. The Authority encourages written requests submitted via our Public Records Portal.

  • Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Supplemental Alternatives Analysis
  • Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Scoping Report
  • Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation

Contact Information

If you are interested in inviting the Authority to your community meeting to receive a project update, the team would be happy to coordinate with you.

(877) 977-1660
burbank_los.angeles@hsr.ca.gov

Visit the Contact Us page to sign up for e-mail alerts and for additional contact information.

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