The $2.4-billion Alameda Corridor in Los Angeles opened today as a public works oddity: on schedule and on budget, according to officials. The system moves goods from Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to the rail hub near Los Angeles. The ports handle more than $200 billion in goods every year, with transportation officials expecting volume to quadruple within 25 years. The construction has spurred debate on further improving transportation systems in Southern California.

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