The important road-railway grade separation project at the Port of Los Angeles will get a $20 million federal RAISE infrastructure grant, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday.
Buttigieg claimed that the funds, which come from the US Department of Transportation’s discretionary grant program for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE), are meant to “reduce trucking delays and allow freight trains to move goods more rapidly, reducing shipping costs as part of the fight against inflation.”
The 80-acre marine support facility that serves all of the terminals in the San Pedro Bay port complex will have unhindered trucks access simplifying access to a container and chassis-access facility on Terminal Island.
It is anticipated to lessen traffic congestion, truck idling periods, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, stated, “This is a watershed moment in the investment in our country’s ports. I thank Secretary Buttigieg for bringing this crucial cash to where it’s needed most.” This award will enable us further accelerate our initiatives to strengthen resilience, increase efficiency and sustainability, as well as create jobs, as the busiest trading gateway in the Western Hemisphere.