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ICTF Joint Powers Board to Meet Oct. 23 for Status Update

Preparation of EIR for proposed modernization project to be discussed

October 7, 2013

The governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Silverado Park Social Hall, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach.  The proposed agenda will include administrative items and a status update on preparation and future release of an EIR 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 POLA and POLB, 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. The ICTF JPA has released the Notice of Preparation/Initial Study (NOP/IS) which describes the proposed project and discusses its likely environmental impacts.  These impacts will be fully analyzed and discussed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) that is currently in process of being written. Therefore, discussion of the proposed project’s details will 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 Greg Alexander at 562-740-1069.

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