Port Statement on SCIG Court Ruling
March 30, 2016
Read the City of Long Beach's release on the court ruling
The Port of Long Beach applauds today’s court ruling. The Southern California Intermodal Gateway (SCIG) project directly impacts the residents and businesses of West Long Beach and since the beginning the Port has believed more should be done to mitigate the effects of the project on the Westside.
“The Port’s Green Port Policy was enacted over 10 years ago because we want to be a good neighbor,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán. “The Harbor Commission thanks Mayor Robert Garcia and former Mayor Bob Foster for their leadership on such an important community issue. We will continue our joint efforts to mitigate the Port’s impacts to the Westside and City as a whole.”
The Port of Long Beach is currently working on a number of programs in the Westside of Long Beach to enhance quality of life and buffer residents from the impacts of goods movement, including the Westside Livability Plan. The Port is also investing in projects to move cargo in a more efficient, environmentally sustainable way.
“We support on-dock and near dock rail projects because these projects take trucks off the roads, relieve congestion and protect the environment,” said CEO Jon Slangerup. “Now, with the resolution of this issue behind us, the Port can continue to focus on its $4 billion capital improvement program while building the Green Port of the Future.”