Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties

Agency: California High-Speed Rail Authority
Project: Segment 6 Public Outreach Program    
Contact: Bart Bohn, URS Corporation, Segment Manager, 559.256.1458

VRPA Technologies, Inc. was retained as a contractor to assist with implementation of a public outreach and education program related to California High-Speed Trains in the Central San Joaquin Valley. VRPA was responsible for helping to design the outreach program prior to the vote on Proposition 1A in November 2008. VRPA presented information regarding the system to over 40 different stakeholder groups. In addition, VRPA was responsible for development of the Scoping Workshop for the HST Environmental Impact Report/Statement (EIR/EIS) conducted in March 2009. VRPA prepared an outreach list with over 4900 contacts including elected officials and stakeholders from Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties. VRPA will continue to assist the Segment 6 team with outreach activities that will lead toward development and certification of the EIR/EIS.