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The Santa Fe Rail Depot in downtown Redlands, Calif., is the center of one of three "transit villages' where the city is trying to create livable, walkable communities. Benjamin Purper/KVCR hide caption

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Amid Climate And Housing Crises, Cities Struggle To Place Housing Near Transit

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In this image provided the Alameda County Fire Department, first responders work the scene after a car of a commuter train plunged into Alameda Creek after the train derailed about 45 miles east of San Francisco. Crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents to pull passengers from the rail car. Aisha Knowles/AP hide caption

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Despite Congress mandating all railroads be equipped with a Positive Train Control system by the end of the year, Chicago's Metra system isn't expected to reach that goal until 2019. Most commuter trains won't meet the deadline. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

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Emergency workers stand near a burned-out SUV that was struck Tuesday night by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, N.Y. Mike Segar/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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