GLENDALE — A bill is on its way to the U.S. Senate that would give the city $500,000 to improve safety at railroad crossings.
If approved by Congress and signed by the president, the bill will improve crossings at Broadway, Grandview and Sonora avenues. The money would go toward upgraded railroad circuits and warning devices and software that controls the crossing signs that signal to drivers that a train is coming, according to Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents Glendale and Burbank.
“I think we’ve seen along the San Fernando corridor we have a tremendous volume of train traffic and vehicular traffic and that situation is only going to get worse over time,” Schiff said. “And I think we should take steps now to try to improve the safety along that corridor. We’ve seen the tragic results of collisions between cars and the trains, and we want to do everything we can to prevent that in the future.”