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Meeting Will Discuss Expansion of Cargo Facility

Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Joint Powers Authority to discuss preparation of EIR for modernization project

November 1, 2011

The governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Joint Powers Authority will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed modernization and expansion of the container cargo facility operated by Union Pacific Railroad. The ICTF is a 148-acre rail yard located west of Long Beach, 5 miles north of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles at the northern terminus of the Terminal Island (103) Freeway.
 
The meeting, to be held at Silverado Park Social Hall, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach, will include administrative items and an update on the preparation of a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project. The agenda will be published on the JPA’s website, http://www.ictf-jpa.org/, once it is finalized. The meeting is open to the public and attendees are welcome to address the board.
 
Union Pacific Railroad has proposed an ICTF Modernization and Expansion Project that would more than double the cargo-handling capacity 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) for the proposed project , which describes  the project and discusses the likely environmental impacts of the Project.  These impacts will be fully analyzed and discussed in the draft EIR currently being written.  Copies of the NOP/IS and previous JPA meeting minutes are available at the JPA website.
 
The ICTF JPA is a public entity created in 1983 to oversee the development and operation of the ICTF and is administered by a governing board that operates separately from the cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
 
For more information, visit the JPA’s website at http://www.ictf-jpa.org/.

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