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9/2/2009



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Long Beach port seeks public input on planned on-dock rail facility


This month, the Port of Long Beach, Calif., will hold several public hearings to review a proposal aimed at increasing the use of on-dock trains and reducing the number of local truck trips in the region.

The port plans to build an on-dock rail support facility to reduce train bottlenecks and boost on-dock rail usage. Loading and unloading cargo within the port will significantly reduce regional short-haul truck trips, port officials said in a prepared statement.

The facility would potentially redevelop and expand an existing rail support facility in the vicinity of 9th Street and Pier B Avenue, according to the port. Including new tracks, the facility would stretch from the Alameda Corridor to Ocean Boulevard.

The port has released a “notice of preparation,” the first step in launching an environmental review process for the on-dock facility. Port officials are soliciting public comments for a draft environmental impact report.


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