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ICTF Meeting Dec. 10 to Feature EIR Status Update

November 18, 2014


The governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Silverado Park Social Hall, 1545 W. 31st Street, Long Beach. The proposed agenda includes a status update on the preparation and future release of an environmental impact report for the ICTF Modernization and Expansion Project. The agenda will be published on the JPA’s website, www.ICTF-JPA.org, once it is finalized. 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 ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  The 148-acre facility is located approximately 5 miles north of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, 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 a Notice of Preparation/Initial Study (NOP/IS), which describes the project and its likely environmental impacts.  These impacts will be fully analyzed and discussed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), currently being written.  Discussion of project details will therefore 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.

For more information, please visit the JPA's website at: www.ICTF-JPA.org or contact Shifra Yonis at 562-275-3637.


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