High Speed Rail

Latest Actions Related to High Speed Rail

On November 15, 2017 Morgan Hill City Council conducted a study session on High Speed Rail related to design alternatives for the proposed Highway 101 alignment.  Michael Baker International provided an overview of the three alternatives studied within the 101 corridor.  These findings were then shared with High Speed Rail on the feasibility and likelihood as an alignment alternative.

The meeting documents and presentation can be found on the documents and presentation page.

Prior Actions

On May 24, 2017 Morgan Hill City staff proposed three separate contracts that would help evaluate and advance design solutions for the California High Speed Rail project through Morgan Hill. The contracts are important to assist the City in ensuring the community’s long-term best interests are protected. In June 2016, the City Council adopted a resolution to enter into a Reimbursement agreement with the California High Speed Rail Authority for review of technical engineering documents. The Reimbursement Agreement will support the following three agreements.

Michael Baker International—Review of Highway 101 Alternative
Michael Baker International is an experienced railroad transit engineering firm that is currently under contract with the City to evaluate Quit Crossings. We are asking this firm for a technical railroad and transit engineering review of the Highway 101 corridor alignment.

Urban Field Studio—Design Guidelines
Urban Field Studio, under the leadership of Frank Fuller, will help the City of Morgan Hill develop project-specific design guidelines to improve on the HSR design through Morgan Hill to: a) develop design solutions through the potentially most impacted areas, such as the Walnut Grove neighborhood, through the Monterey segment adjacent the Morgan Hill Ranch Business Park and Downtown and b) develop design enhancements that take into account the community’s desire for access, circulation, lighting, art, parks and trails, and gateway designs.

Kitchell Cem—City Standards
Kitchell Cem is a General Contractor that offers construction management, real estate development, program management, engineering, and architecture, among other services. Kitchell will review the City’s construction standards (City Standards) and update them and create new ones with HSR’s project in mind. Companies constructing in Morgan Hill are required to abide by the City’s Standards.

The County of Santa Clara has developed a fly-by virtualization of High Speed Rail.
The video can be viewed using the following  link: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd/DocsForms/Documents/HSR_flyover_May2017_small.mp4

You will find additional information on the High Speed Rail project on the new pages dedicated to:
High Speed Rail Meetings
Documents and Presentations
Background information


For more information from the California High-Speed Rail program: 
Helpline: 1-800-455-8166
Email: San.jose_Merced@hsr.ca.gov
Visit their website
or contact
Ben Tripousis, Northern California Regional Director

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