Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Long Beach on Dock Rail Vote Expected

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Long Beach Harbor Commission is expected to vote on the final document detailing the environmental impact of the Port of Long Beach’s Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility on January 22.

Located southwest of Anaheim Street and Interstate 710, the proposed Pacific Harbor Line-operated facility would enable the placement of more cargo directly on trains at marine terminals instead of using trucks to ferry that cargo, an environmental benefit, port officials said.

“Building longer trains within the Port would lessen local traffic congestion related to goods movement,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “This facility is vital to meet our environmental goals while helping us stay competitive and power the city’s economy.”

Visit www.polb.com/ceqa for more details on the Pier B project and final environment impact report.