ICTF Board Meeting to be Held in Wilmington
Scheduled board meeting will include discussion of proposed modernization project
August 14, 2008
The governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 3 at Banning's Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington. The agenda, which can be viewed here, will include a number of items related to a proposed ICTF modernization project. The meeting is open to the public and attendees are welcome to address the Board during the comment period.
Union Pacific Railroad has proposed an ICTF modernization project that would include the construction of additional working rail tracks and a new gate facility, the improvement of existing gate facilities, and additional parking. The proposed project 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 is a public entity created in 1983 to oversee the development and operation of the ICTF. This entity is administered by a governing board that operates separately and apart from the Cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The ICTF serves to enhance the efficient flow of intermodal (truck and rail) cargo through the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port Long Beach (POLB). The Facility is located approximately 5 miles north of POLA and POLB, at the northern terminus of State Highway 103. The ICTF consists of approximately 148 acres of POLA owned property and is operated by Union Pacific via a sublease from the JPA. Approximately 90 additional acres are owned by, or leased to, Union Pacific within the City of Carson adjacent to the main ICTF facility.
The agenda and related documents (.pdf) can be viewed here. For additional meeting information click here to go to the ICTF-JPA website.