Day Nguyen’s lunchtime trips to Riverside Plaza are a lot easier now that an underpass along Magnolia Avenue means she doesn’t wait for trains, she said.
“I hated it,” said Nguyen, 20. “I’d be sitting there for, like, 10 minutes watching the train go by … and then wait for lights to change.”
Train delays are a nuisance local transportation planners are trying to eliminate across most of the western third of Riverside County. Four overpass or underpass projects are scheduled to start this year, followed by another five in 2013.