Chowchilla rail workshop today

Sun-Star staffMarch 20, 2013 

The first of two open-house workshops on high-speed rail options in the Chowchilla area will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Galilee Baptist Church in Fairmead.

The workshop by the California High-Speed Rail Authority will present information about the "Chowchilla Wye," the railroad term for a Y-shaped junction.

The Chowchilla Wye is for high-speed train tracks converging from Merced to the north, Fresno to the south and San Jose to the west. Multiple options are being considered for how and where the connections will be made.

The event will include presentations by authority Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Morales, vice chairman Tom Richards of Fresno and valley regional director Diana Gomez. The church is at 22491 Fairmead Blvd.

A second workshop will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 27 at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds Little Theater, 1000 S. Third St. For more information, call (800) 881-5799.

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