Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Joint Powers Authority Board to Meet Tuesday, Sept. 15

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The governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Silverado Park Social Hall, located at 1545 West 31st St., Long Beach. The agenda will include administrative items and a status update on preparation and future release of an EIR for the ICTF Modernization and Expansion Project. The draft agenda is available on the JPA’s website. The meeting is open to the public and attendees are welcome to address the JPA Board. 

The ICTF serves to enhance the efficient flow of intermodal (truck and rail) cargo through the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB). The 148-acre facility is located approximately 5 miles north of POLA and POLB, at the northern terminus of State Highway 103, and is operated by Union Pacific.

The ICTF JPA is a public entity created in 1983 to oversee the development and operation of the ICTF. This JPA is administered by a governing board that operates separately and apart from the cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Union Pacific Railroad has proposed an ICTF Modernization and Expansion Project that would more than double the throughput capacity of the ICTF from 725,000 to 1.5 million containers per year. The proposed project would incorporate a number of environmental improvements including the use of electric overhead cranes, cleaner yard tractors, and ultra-low emission locomotives. The ICTF JPA has released the Notice of Preparation/Initial Study (NOP/IS), which describes the proposed project and discusses its likely environmental impacts. These impacts will be fully analyzed and discussed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) that is currently in process of being written. Therefore, discussion of the proposed project’s details will occur in a future meeting after public release of the DEIR. Copies of the NOP/IS and previous JPA meeting minutes are available at the JPA’s website.

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2 Responses to “Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Joint Powers Authority Board to Meet Tuesday, Sept. 15”
  1. Intermodal is the movement of passengers in freight from one mode of transport to another. Each mode of transport is used for the length of haul that minimizes the line haul cost for the
    maximum distance moved.

  2. Suzann Rowe says:

    My husband and I will attend this meeting so we can stay up-to-date on expansion of the movement/development of freight and truck and railroad that impacts the quality of life on the Westside neighborhoods. We appreciate the notification of these meetings and look forward to this meeting.