$70 million materializing for Rice Avenue bridge in Oxnard to prevent train vs. car crashes
By Mike Harris, Ventura County Star
More than three years after a deadly train vs. vehicle crash in Oxnard, nearly $70 million in funding for a long-planned bridge that officials say would have prevented the collision looks like it's finally materializing.
The California Transportation Commission's staff is recommending the commission's board approve the funds from a new source: state Senate Bill 1, last year's Road Repair and Accountability Act. The legislation is funded by increased gas taxes and new vehicle license fees.