Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Long Beach to Discuss On-Dock Rail

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach is inviting stakeholders to a community meeting to discuss Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, the key component of the port’s $1 billion rail improvement program.

The facility will allow cargo to be placed on trains rather than trucks when it arrives at marine terminals, curbing truck use in the area.

According to the port, the first arrival, departure and storage tracks are set to be operational in 2024, with more tracks being completed in 2030. The project is expected to be finalized in 2032.

The meeting will take place at 11 a.m., at the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, 1301 W. 12th St., Long Beach, Calif.

For more information on the project, visit www.polb.com/PierB