Long Beach to Brief Public on Rail Facility

The public is invited to hear the latest details on the Port of Long Beach’s Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility. The project is at the heart of the port’s $1 billion rail program that will shift cargo transport at marine terminals to rail.

The move is expected to lower the number of regional truck trips and aligns with the port’s approach to greening operations.

“No cargo trucks would visit the facility,” according to the port. “Instead, smaller train segments would be brought to the facility and joined together into a full-sized train.”

The initial arrival, departure and storage tracks are expected to be in place by 2024, with more tracks ready for operation in 2030. The entire project is to be finalized by 2032.

A public meeting to discuss the project is set for 11 a.m. on Sept. 4, at the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, 1301 W. 12th St.

Visit polb.com/economics/pier_b_meeting_rsvp.asp to RSVP. For more information, go to www.polb.com/PierB.

By Pacific Maritime