Friday, June 11, 2021

Port of LA to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on SCIG Environ Report

During a special meeting set for June 15, the public will be able to offer input on the Port of Los Angeles’ revised draft environmental impact report on the Southern California International Gateway Project, an intermodal rail yard facility proposed by BNSF.

SCIG, which is being planned four miles away from the ports of L.A. and Long Beach, would allow the port to move more cargo by rail, as opposed to trucks that travel over 20 miles to BNSF’s rail yard in downtown Los Angeles.

The virtual meeting, planned 5 p.m. on June 15 via Zoom, includes a short presentation on the project and a three-minute limit for speakers. Click here for Zoom link. Those who want to listen in Spanish can call (877) 853-5257 or (888) 475-4499. Enter webinar ID: 951 1292 1684.

The public may also submit input and questions to In the email, include “SCIG Project” in the subject line and a valid mailing address. Questions may also be sent to Lisa Ochsner of the port’s Environmental Management Division at (310) 732-3412.

The last day to comment on the revised EIR draft is July 9. For more information is available at