The City of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed to teach Peninsula residents about the design process for the $40 billion project, and about high-speed rail systems in general.
The "teach-in" is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cubberly Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, instead of being held at Palo Alto City Hall as initially planned.
More than 200 citizens, elected officials, transit experts, transit agency representatives and rail enthusiasts have already signed up for the event, according to organizers.
The event is sponsored by a consortium of five Peninsula cities, including Atherton and Menlo Park, with the cooperation of Caltrain and the High-Speed Rail Authority.
The event is free, but advance registration is required at the consortium's Web site.