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L.A. Metro partners with navigation app to offer grade crossing alerts

The Waze navigation app will give users warnings at designated crossings.
Photo – L.A. Metro's blog

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has partnered with GPS navigation app Waze to provide grade crossing alerts for drivers.

Users will receive alerts at designated intersections along the Blue, Gold and Expo rail lines. The chosen intersections were identified as having the highest occurrences of traffic violations, according to the agency's blog.

Examples of these safety alerts include "Watch for trains when you turn" and "Heads up; watch for trains."

The initiative is part of a safety campaign that began last month and will end in June. The campaign also includes a series of ads aimed at curbing the number of rail accidents involving cars or pedestrians.

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