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Port of LA gets $20m federal grant to improve road access

Photo: Port of LA Gene Seroka speaking at the Port of Los Angeles,
The Port of Los Angeles has been awarded a $20m federal grant to improve trucking access to the port complex.

The $20m federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) infrastructure grant will fund road-railway grade separation project at the port.

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, said: “We are delighted to formally celebrate the award of $20 million to the Port of Los Angeles to reduce trucking delays and allow freight trains to move goods more rapidly, reducing shipping costs as part of the fight against inflation.”

The project involves the construction of a four-lane, rail-roadway grade separation, which will allow unimpeded truck access to an 80-acre marine support facility (MSF) on Terminal Island, a central location serving all terminals in the San Pedro Bay port complex.

The upgrading of access will reduce traffic delays, dwell times, and emissions from idling vehicles.

Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka, commented: “As the Western Hemisphere’s busiest trade gateway, this grant will help us further accelerate our plans to build resiliency, increase efficiencies and sustainability, as well as create jobs.”