POMPANO BEACH, Florida. – Broward County receives $15 million in federal grants to improve safety at nearly two dozen railroad crossings.
A total of 21 crossings will be upgraded to what officials call the “highest level” of security.
Officials celebrated the receipt of the money by cutting the ribbon in Pompano Beach on Monday morning.
“This is very exciting as our county is receiving $15.4 million towards rail safety, especially after the crash we saw last night and also for our seniors,” said Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick. , Florida.
The celebration also celebrated the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and the completion of its TIGER grant, which has built walking and biking facilities throughout the county.
Pompano Beach also welcomed its new $5.8 million state-of-the-art Senior Activity Center by cutting the ribbon.
Local leaders said there would be more ribbon cutting ahead.
“We fought every day to get all the dollars in our area, especially in cities like Pompano,” Cherfilus-McCormick said.
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