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Jump Start Program

Fact Sheet

Overview

The Jump-Start Program is a safety upgrade program involving 39 rail crossings along the ACE corridor. Improvements at the 39 grade crossing locations were completed as of January 2004. Improvements included:
  • New traffic and train signage
  • Striping or re-striping of streets
  • Updated signal preemption
  • Measures to eliminate gate drive-arounds
  • Minor Roadway widening
  • Installation of active warning devices
  • New pedestrian sidewalks and safety protection
  • Re-grading and repair of vehicle crossings
  • Other measures designed to improve traffic flow or enhance safety

  • Eliminating Gate Drive-Arounds

    A variety of median improvements were implemented along the ACE corridor to discourage and/or prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates. These improvements included median concrete barriers, four quadrant crossing gates, narrow barrier posts and raised traffic dots. The intersections that have received some type of drive-around protection are listed below:
    Montebello Industry
    S. Greenwood Ave.
    Vail Ave.

    Industry
    California Ave.
    Fullerton Rd. (UP)
    Lemon Ave. (UP)
    Brea Canyon Rd.
    Rose Hills Rd.
    Workman Mill Rd.
    Mission Mill Rd.

    San Gabriel
    Ramona St.
    Mission Road.
    Del Mar Ave.
    San Gabriel Blvd.

    LA County
    Turnbull Canyon Rd.
    Walnut Grove Ave.

    Temple City
    Encinita Ave.
    Lower Azusa Rd.

    El Monte
    Baldwin Ave.
    Arden Dr.
    Tyler Ave.
    Temple City Blvd.
    Cogswell Rd.

    Pomona (Quad Gates)
    Hamilton Blvd. (SP/UP)
    Main St. (SP/UP)
    Park Ave. (SP/UP)
    Palomares St. (SP/UP)
    San Antonio Ave. (SP/UP)

    Pico Rivera
    Durfee Ave.

    Traffic Signal Measures

    Traffic signal measures involved improving the signals and warning signs to maximize safety through crossings. The following is a list of crossings that received traffic signal measure improvements:

    San Gabriel
    Ramona St.
    Mission Road

    L.A. County
    Lemon Ave. (UP)

    Pomona
    Hamilton Blvd. (SP/UP)
    Main St. (SP/UP)
    Palomares St. (SP/UP)
    San Antonio Ave.(SP/UP)

    El Monte
    Cogswell Rd.

    Industry
    Temple Ave.
    Vineland Ave.
    Puente Ave.
    California Ave.
    Fullerton Rd. (UP)

    Montebello
    Maple Ave.

    Roadway Widenings/Restripping

    Along the corridor, 13 grade crossings received minor widening improvements to increase traffic capacity and/or improve circulation at the following intersections:

    Physical Widenings

    San Gabriel
    Mission Road

    Industry
    California Ave.
    Fullerton Rd. (UP)
    Rose Hills Rd.

    L.A. County
    Turnbull Canyon Rd.
    Walnut Grove Ave.

    Restriping Only

    San Gabriel
    Del Mar Ave.
    San Gabriel Blvd.

    El Monte
    Baldwin Ave.

    Industry
    Puente Ave.
    Bixby Dr.
    Stimson Ave.
    SP = Former Southern Pacific Line
    UP = Union Pacific Line