Students Spend Spring Break Promoting High Speed Rail in California

California High Speed Rail Authority Chairman Quentin Kopp joined Senator Carole Migden and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin on the steps of City Hall yesterday to welcome some college kids to town. They are giving up their spring break holidays to go on a statewide bike tour to promote high speed rail.

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Get the details, after the jump.

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Event Dates, Times, Locations, and Speakers:

San Francisco
When: Monday, March 24th, 10am
Where: San Francisco City Hall steps facing the Civic Center Plaza
Joining the Students:
State Senator Carole Migden
Aaron Peskin, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Judge Quentin Kopp, Chair of the High-Speed Rail Authority Board
Professor Bill Berry, UC Berkeley
Staff from Assemblymember Mark Lenos office
To join the Bike Event: Meet at UN Plaza next to City Hall at 9am

San Jose
When: Monday, March 24th, 1pm
Where: Outdoor Plaza West at San Jose City Hall (students will bike in from Diridon Station at 12:30pm)
Joining the Students:
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
Rod Diridon, High Speed Rail Authority Board Member
To join the Bike Event: Meet at Diridon Station (65 Cahill Street) at 12:30pm

Sacramento
When: Tuesday, March 25th, 10am
Where: North Steps of the State Capitol
Joining the Students:
State Assemblymember Fiona Ma
David Crane, High-Speed Rail Authority Board Member and special advisor to the Governor for jobs and economic growth
To join the Bike Event: Meet at the Capitol at 9am

Stockton
When: Tuesday, March 25th, 2pm
Where: City Hall
Joining the Students:
City Council Member Steve J. Bestolarides
To join the Bike Event: Meet in Parking Lot I (between San Joaquin and Sutter St.) at 1pm

Fresno
When: Wednesday, March 26th, 11:30am
Where: Fresno Convention Center (students will bike in with the Congressman a little before 11am)
Joining the Students:
Congressman Jim Costa
To join the Bike Event: Meet at Convention Center at 10:30am

Bakersfield
When: Wednesday, March 26th, 3pm
Where: Bakersfield City Hall
Joining the Students:
Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall
Fran Florez, High-Speed Rail Authority Board Member
Staff from Congressman Costa’s office and State Senator Dean Florez’ office
To join the Bike Event: Meet at 2:30pm, location TBA

Palmdale
When: Wednesday, March 26th, 3:30pm
Where: Palmdale Transportation Center (39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive)

Los Angeles
When: Thursday, March 27th, 10am
Where: South side steps of City Hall
Joining the Students:
Staff from Congresswoman Diane Watson’s office
To join the Bike Event: Meet at Union Station parking lot at 9am

Anaheim
When: Thursday, March 27th, 1pm 
Where: Amtrak Station, 2150 East Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806
To join the Bike Event: Meet at Amtrak Station parking lot at 12:30pm

Riverside
When: Friday, March 28th, 9:30am
Where: Riverside Cesar Chavez Community Center (students will bike in from UC Riverside to the Community Center)
Joining the Students:
Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge
To join the Bike Event: UCR campus (corner of Canyon Crest Dr. and University Ave) at 9am

San Diego
When: Friday, March 28th, 1:30pm
Where: MTS headquarters downtown
Joining the Students:
Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña
State Senator Christine Kehoe
National City Mayor Ron Morrison
Escondido Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler
SANDAG Executive Director Gary L. Gallegos
To join the Bike Event: Meet at Balboa Park at 12:30pm

Check back for updates – details may change last minute

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