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California commission provides $271 million for rail, highway projects

The California Transportation Commission recently approved $271 million for 73 projects designed to improve the state’s rail and highway systems, and enhance California’s economic recovery.

The funding includes $214 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by state voters in 2006, and $57 million from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

“We are focused on reducing traffic congestion, increasing safety and improving goods movement to boost California’s economy,” said Acting California Department of Transportation Director Malcolm Dougherty in a prepared statement.

Rail-related funding includes $40.7 million to improve railroad operations and access to West Basin rail yards within the Port of Los Angeles.

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