Antelope Valley Transit Line to Receive $107 Million in Funding

As mentioned in the Antelope Valley Times, April 23, 2020, California Secretary of Transportation David Kim announced $107 million in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital (TIRCP) grants that will upgrade the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line and transform a significant transportation corridor. The major capital projects that will be funded through this grant include: Balboa Double Track Extension, just south of I-5/SR-14 Interchange, which will allow for additional capacity and passing; Lancaster Terminal Improvements, including new layover and light maintenance facilities; Canyon Siding Extension, which allows for additional passing in the Santa Clarita Valley area; and Brighton to McGinley Double Track, a key segment of the critical Brighton-to-Roxford Double Track project, which will add capacity and additional passing between Sylmar and Burbank. The TIRCP grant will also fund a Zero-Emissions Multiple Unit Pilot project, which will test new zero-emission trains on the Antelope Valley Line to assess flexibility and cost savings using clean rail technology.

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