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7/15/2005



Rail News: Intermodal

Alameda Corridor's train traffic on the rise



During 2005’s first four months, 5,434 trains used the Alameda Corridor, a 14 percent increase compared with the same 2004 period, according to the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA).

Trains averaged more than 200 containers, equating to about 900,000 truck trips to move the same cargo volume, ACTA officials said in a recent report.

Between January and April, the authority generated about $22 million in fee revenue, a 10 percent increase compared with the same 2004 period.

"The Alameda Corridor has proven to be a great success, getting trucks off our roads and eliminating the hours that people used to spend waiting at rail crossings in our residential neighborhoods," said ACTA Chair and Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn in a prepared statement.

Opened in April 2002, the $2.4 billion corridor connects the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., with downtown L.A. rail yards.


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