Metro was awarded $15 million under the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program to separate surface street and rail traffic at Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues in Santa Fe Springs. The intersection is traversed each day by 45,000 cars and 130 trains, including BNSF, Metrolink and Amtrak.
Another $8.7 million TIGER grant will go to San Bernardino County to help upgrade existing tracks to provide nine miles of service between the San Bernardino Transit Center and the University of Redlands that is anticipated to serve between 1,600 and 1,800 passengers per day.
The projects are two of the 40 recipients of this year’s TIGER program grants, which totaled $500 million and are given out competitively to projects that require coordination among multiple agencies or involve multiple forms of transportation.
–City News Service
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