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Little-known agency keeps commuter rail network on track
Little-known agency keeps commuter rail network on track

The 351-mile rail corridor that runs along the coast between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo is the second-busiest intercity route in the nation. Its annual passenger load of 7.4 million is surpassed only by that of the northeast corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C., which handles more than 11.4 million a year. But keeping thosetrains running on time — and safely, as they occasionally share tracks with freight traffic — is a constant challenge. The job has fallen to a little-known regional authority known as the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency. During the last 25 years, the agency has helped synchronize schedules so passengers do not have to wait long to make...

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