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Long Beach port obtains more public feedback on proposed rail facility


Last month, the Port of Long Beach, Calif., held a second public hearing to obtain more input on a proposed on-dock rail support facility that would reduce local truck trips in the area.

The project calls for expanding an existing rail support facility in the vicinity of 9th Street and Pier B Avenue that’s primarily used by Pacific Harbor Line Inc. The port also plans to reconfigure existing tracks and add tracks to accommodate the staging of 8,000- to 10,000-foot trains, and connections to on-dock rail yards and the Alameda Corridor.

The on-dock facility would stretch from the Alameda Corridor at the north end of the Harbor District to Ocean Boulevard at the port complex.

The port previously released a notice of preparation (NOP), an environmental review’s first step, on the project. The port accepted public comments on the NOP until Sept. 29.