/ December 20, 2011
The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) railroad project is upgrading a 70-mile trade corridor cutting through Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. Here, a completed section of the original Alameda corridor project runs beneath the city of Compton.
In October, the California Transportation Commission allocated more than $336 million toward a 1.4-mile railroad trench to divert freight trains from four congested and hazardous crossings. Construction of the trench is intended to cut emissions, create jobs, reduce noise and improve safety. The ACE Trade Corridor is vital for carrying goods to and from San Pedro Bay ports, which handle 44 percent of the country’s containerized imports.
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