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ICTF Joint Powers Authority Board Meets Oct. 26

Planned expansion and modernization EIR on agenda

October 7, 2010

The public is invited to a meeting of the governing board of the Intermodal Container Facility Joint Powers Authority on Oct. 26, 6 p.m., at the Silverado Park Social Hall, 1545 West 31st St., Long Beach, 90810. Once finalized, the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.ictf-jpa.org/ and will include an update on preparation of an environmental impact report on the planned expansion of the facility near west Long Beach. See the official meeting notice.

The meeting is open to the public and attendees are welcome to address the JPA Board.

The ICTF services intermodal (truck and rail) cargo through the Port of Los Angeles and the Port Long Beach. The 148-acre facility is located approximately 5 miles north of the ports, at the northern terminus of State Highway 103 and is operated by Union Pacific Railroad.

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.

The ICTF-JPA says that 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.

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