High-Speed Rail Open House Set For Tuesday

Bakersfield residents will get their first opportunity Tuesday to review a proposed bullet train path through the city that’s said to spare about 400 structures.

Community Development Director Douglas McIsaac says the city drafted the alignment after settling a lawsuit with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in late 2014.

“The alignment we’re looking at now basically follows the Union Pacific alignment and roughly follows Highway 99 along Sumner Avenue,” he said.

The authority is also reviewing the proposal, per the terms of the settlement.

The meeting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the downtown Mariott on Truxtun Avenue.

– Anthony Pollreisz