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$93M Rail Project Completed at POLB

[ September 21, 2015   //   ]

The Port of Long Beach is going green thanks to the official completion of its $93 million rail project.

Dubbed the “Green Port Gateway” project, this critical rail pathway is vital for improving the efficiency and sustainability of cargo movement as shipment volumes increase at POLB.

Funded in part with state and federal transportation dollars, the “Green Port Gateway” was approved for construction at the end of 2012 and was completed this year. The project was particularly critical because it realigned a critical rail pathway that relieves a traffic bottleneck and now allows port terminals to increase their use of on-dock rail, and decrease truck traffic and air pollution. The upgrades will serve the Port’s southeast terminals, including the new Middle Harbor terminal.

Overall, almost 6 miles of new track was laid. The work included adding a third rail line under Ocean Boulevard, along with new retaining walls, utility line modifications and roadway improvements. Every on-dock rail train eliminates as many as 750 truck trips from regional roadways.



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