San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

(626) 962-9292 | ​4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite A120, Irwindale, CA 91706

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Project Accomplishments

Construction

  • Jump Start safety and mobility improvements completed at 40 grade crossings in the Cities of Diamond Bar, El Monte, Industry, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina and unincorporated Los Angeles County.

  • Completed construction of four-quadrant gates at five railroad crossings in Pomona.

  • Fourteen grade separations completed at Nogales Street (Industry/West Covina), Reservoir Street (Pomona), Ramona Boulevard (El Monte), East End Avenue (Pomona), Brea Canyon Road (Diamond Bar/Industry), Sunset Avenue (Industry), Orange Avenue (Industry), Baldwin Avenue (El Monte), Nogales Street (Industry/LA County), Puente Avenue (Industry/LA County) and San Gabriel Trench (Ramona Street, Mission Road, Del Mar Avenue, San Gabriel Boulevard).

  • Three grade separation projects under construction at Fairway Drive (Industry/LA County), Fullerton Road (Industry/LA County and Durfee Avenue (Pico Rivera).

  • Two grade separation projects in design at Montebello Boulevard (Montebello) and Turnbull Canyon Road (City of Industry/LA County).

  • At-grade crossing safety improvements planned at five crossings in Pomona and at three crossings in Montebello.

Funding

  • Total Funds Committed: $1.818 billion (excludes $21.4 million budget for startup/misc. agency costs) 

  • Total Project Cost Estimate (Crossing safety improvements and grade separations): $1.886 billion

Regional Benefits

  • Enhance rail crossing safety by eliminating collisions and delays for emergency responders, motorists and pedestrians

  • Reduce vehicle emissions from idling cars and trucks waiting for trains to pass

  • Eliminate crossing congestion and vehicle delay at the busiest crossings

  • Mitigate impacts of growth in trade transported by train along the Alameda Corridor-East Trade Corridor transcontinental rail network in Southern California, which carries about 16% of all oceangoing containers in the United States

  • Create 22,000 direct, indirect jobs over multiple years of construction

  • Eliminate train horns and gate alarms

Administrative

  • Achieved 18% disadvantaged business enterprise participation.

  • Continuing Caltrans & MTA audits have resulted in only minor findings.

  • Toll-free Project Help Line, (888) ACE-1426, operating in three languages.

  • 25,000 ACE student safety kits distributed to schools near construction sites.