CTC allocates more than $25 million to California freight, rail transit projects

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor
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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $127 million to 49 projects to maintain the state's infrastructure systems.


The allocation includes more than $25 million for freight and rail transit projects that will improve service and safety.

“Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California’s transportation infrastructure,” said California Department of Transportation Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The largest allocation, $23 million, will go toward the Stockton to Escalon Double Track Project, Segment 4. This project will construct 5.7 miles of double track on BNSF’s Stockton Subdivision in San Joaquin County and the funds will help pay for project engineering, civil, track, signal, siding upgrades and grade-crossing modifications.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received a $1.9 million allocation to build improvements at Los Angeles Union Station that will allow Red and Purple subway lines to offer more frequent service.

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, formerly San Bernardino Associated Governments, recieved $720,00 toward building two grade separations. The first is located in Yuma at Hunts Lane over Union Pacific tracks and the second in San Bernardino at State Street/University Parkway over BNSF tracks. Both of these projects have already been completed.