East Edition Herald American

Federal funds received for railroad crossing project

SANTA FE SPRINGS — A project to build a vehicle overpass at a frequent site of crashes between cars and trains recently received a $15 million infusion from the federal government, officials announced Aug. 25. The $137.2 million project to build the overpass over the railroad crossing at Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues is not anticipated Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

South L.A. pedestrian and bicycle path receives funding

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A $15 million federal grant will help convert a rarely used railroad track here into a 6.4-mile pedestrian and bike path linking three rail and bus lines, transportation officials announced last week. The walking and bicycling path will replace the Harbor Subdivision, a single-track railroad alongside Slauson Avenue that is used Read More…

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6 dead, hundreds injured after Amtrak train derails

Fighting to stay alive. Mourning the dead. And figuring out why this came to be — how an Amtrak train could suddenly derail, sending its cars and passengers flying. That was the stark reality Wednesday, as relatives raced to the sides of their injured loved ones and rescue workers and investigators scoured the mangled wreckage Read More…