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OCTA gets $357 million for road, rail projects

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The Orange County, Calif., Transportation Authority has received $357 million from the state for freeway and rail projects, the Orange County Local News Network reported. The California Transportation Commission sold bonds last month to free up the money for OCTA.

"This funding is great
news for the residents of Orange County and it will be a tremendous shot in the
arm for a number of vital projects," OCTA Chairman Jerry Amante said.
"We have been working hard to deliver these transportation improvements
and we are looking forward to seeing the shovels hit the ground."

The projects include:

• $11.5 million for
Metrolink rail improvements and grade-crossing enhancements;

• $8.25 million to add
parking at the Tustin Metrolink station;

•$15.4 million for a new
parking structure at the Fullerton Metrolink station; and

•$12.3 million to upgrade
Metrolink’s fiber-optic communication cables in Orange County.

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