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Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility

Pier B rail facilityThe Port of Long Beach is proposing to reconfigure, expand and enhance the existing Pier B rail facility located along Anaheim Street and the 710 Freeway to support more efficient use of “on-dock” rail at the Port’s shipping terminals, which will in turn ease roadway traffic congestion and improve air quality.

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Overview

The existing Pier B rail facility serves as a storage and staging area for trains and is a critical juncture in the Port’s rail network. The facility is primarily used by Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), which provides rail dispatching and switching services. PHL has been recognized as America’s “greenest” railroad for converting its fleet to clean diesel locomotives that dramatically reduce pollution and save fuel.

The proposed project will allow trains up to 10,000 feet long to be loaded and unloaded at on-dock rail facilities at marine terminals to streamline rail operations, remove bottlenecks, and reduce the need for local truck trips.

Environmental Review

The Port of Long Beach has prepared a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the proposed project, fully studying the effects of the project on air quality, water quality, transportation, biological resources, and other issues. The public will have several opportunities to comment on the draft EIR in person and in writing before it is considered by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Public Comments

To see the draft EIR for the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, go to www.polb.com/ceqa

The 60-day review and comment period for the draft EIR begins on December 15, 2016, and will end on Monday, February 13, 2017.

The Port has scheduled two public meetings in January 2017 to gather input on the draft EIR.

6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
Silverado Park
1545 W. 31st St.
Long Beach, CA 90810

6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices
4801 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815

(Spanish and sign language translation services will be provided)

Comments must be received no later than 4 p.m. on February 13, 2017.

Comments may be made at the public meetings, or submitted in writing, or e-mailed to:
Heather Tomley
Director of Environmental Planning
Port of Long Beach
4801 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
or

For more information, please call (562) 283-7100.





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