Palmdale set to join JPA high-speed train | New

PALMDALE — City Council has approved membership in a revamped mixed powers agency for a high desert corridor between the Antelope and Victor Valleys.

The Council on Wednesday voted 3-0. Mayor Steve Hofbauer was absent, and council member Austin Bishop recused himself for conflict of interest for doing business with Lancaster, one of the agency staff. The vote brings Palmdale into the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Agency, joining Los Angeles County and the cities of Lancaster, Adelanto and Victorville in organizing to help usher in the transportation corridor, specifically a high-speed rail project between Palmdale and Apple stations. Valley, connecting to Las Vegas.

Jose P. Rogers