The City of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California High Speed Rail project on 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 the Pavilion at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
The event had originally been scheduled for Palo Alto City Hall, but advance signups were so numerous that the workshop exceeded capacity in the city's council chambers. 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 people are asked to register at the consortium's Web site.