High Speed Rail Authority meeting today in Merced
12/13/2012 3:04 PM
12/13/2012 3:06 PM
The High Speed Rail Authority will hold a public meeting this today to address the concerns of property owners.
The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Merced College, Business Resource Center located at 630 W 19th St.
The proposed high-speed rail station and tracks will likely displace dozens of businesses and home owners in the city of Merced.
Officials plan to locate the station between Martin Luther King Jr. Way, G, 16th and 15th streets. The tracks running through the station will likely be laid adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad Co. line.
Local officials say construction of the Merced station can't start until the city completes a design and zoning study, which is expected to be finished no sooner than fall of 2016.
-- Sun-Star staff
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