City to host public workshop on high-speed rail station April 20

The city of Merced said a public workshop to discuss the Downtown Merced High-Speed Rail Station and the Station Planning Area will be held Tuesday, April 20.

The workshop will feature presentations by the California High-Speed Rail Station Planning Team from AECOM, Inc. AECOM is a consultant hired by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to design station plans for the Merced area.

The workshop is open to everyone. A public open house will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m. A presentation on the station design and planning will be held at 5:30 p.m.

The workshop is being hosted by the city of Merced, with support from the Greater Merced High-Speed Rail Committee, Inc. The committee was created to take a unified approach to the high-speed rail through Merced County. Members include Merced County, the cities of Merced and Atwater, UC Merced, Merced College and local businesses and industries and private citizens.