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California DOT allocates $333 million for rail, other transportation projects


The California Transportation Commission recently allocated $333 million for various transportation projects, including millions to build or improve rail infrastructure.

The allocations include $28.3 million for the second phase of the Exposition light-rail project from Culver City to Santa Monica; and $10.5 million for the second phase of the Port of Los Angeles Alameda Corridor Terminus/West Basin Rail Yard-Berth 200 improvements.

"Investing in our transportation infrastructure creates a better future for all Californians," said California Department of Transportation Director Malcolm Dougherty in a prepared statement.

Other funding amounts and projects include:

• $30 million for Phase I of a double-track project along the LOSSAN Corridor, including the construction of 4.2 miles of second track adjacent to main track;

• $7.3 million to implement positive train control along the LOSSAN Corridor from San Onofre to San Diego;

• $7.2 million for a grade separation in San Bernardino on Glen Helen Parkway and $4.6 million for a grade separation at Palm Avenue in San Bernardino involving Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway Co. lines; and

• $4.2 million for the Marina Bay Parkway grade separation to replace an existing grade crossing involving BNSF and Richmond Pacific Railroad Corp. lines.

The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remainder will come from various transportation accounts funded with state and federal dollars.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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