$5M earmarked for rail crossings

Millions of dollars in safety upgrades are on track for Hudson Valley's rail crossings. On Wednesday, Rep. Nita Lowey and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced

Rep. Nita Lowey secured federal funds for three projects that will include new traffic signals, surveillance cameras, better pavement markings, and signage.

Rep. Nita Lowey secured federal funds for three projects that will include new traffic signals, surveillance cameras, better pavement markings, and signage. (9/7/16)

VALHALLA - Millions of dollars in safety upgrades are on track for Hudson Valley's rail crossings.

On Wednesday, Rep. Nita Lowey and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced more than $5 million in federal funds to enhance the safety of rail crossings across the state.

"The heartbreaking Metro-North crash in Valhalla and too many near misses since remind us that we must continue to work to protect families at dangerous railroad crossings throughout the lower Hudson Valley,” said Lowey.

The government grants secured by Lowey will go toward three projects that will include new traffic signals and surveillance cameras.

In North White Plains, improvements will include better pavement markings and signage.

Six people were killed in February 2015 when a train hit an SUV stuck on the Metro-North tracks at Commerce Street in Valhalla.

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