Caltrans officials will conduct a public hearing Wednesday on plans for high-speed rail service between Los Angeles and Bakersfield via routes that could crisscross the San Fernando Valley.
The meeting will take place at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, 4700 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Steve Michalak, Caltrans chief of public transportation and rail, will discuss a study that examines the proposed train's technologies, routes, stations, cost estimates and preliminary engineering.
The $4-million study was funded under the Clean Air and Transportation Efficiency Act.
It examines routes between Los Angeles and Bakersfield through two major corridors for high-speed ground transportation, according to the California Department of Transportation. Possible routes could pass through Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster and Tehachapi.