A dangerous Oxnard rail crossing is about to get a $69 million overpass, paid for by the new gas tax

Three cars of a Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides in 2015 after a collision with a truck in Oxnard. The engineer was killed.
Three cars of a Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides in 2015 after a collision with a truck in Oxnard. The engineer was killed.
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After a Metrolink engineer was killed in Oxnard in a collision with a truck with years ago, politicians said they had no money to build an overpass. Now they do. Gov. Jerry Brown was there Tuesday to make sure everyone knew the money for the $69 million overpass was raised by California's new gas tax.

The tax adds 12 cents a gallon to gasoline and 20 cents for diesel.

But a group of Republican anti-tax activists  hope to get an initiative on the November ballot to repeal it.