The Sierra Club’s Transportation Committee will feature David Alba, GRID Project Designer, at its regular meeting Thursday, June 2, and is inviting members and nonmembers at no charge to hear about his futuristic total goods movement proposal for Southern California.
Alba is proposing a fully-electrified transit system supporting a zero emission port facility. His proposal has gained interest as a sustainable alternative to conventional port and freeway expansion projects. GRID was just featured in The Transit Coalition’s May newsletter (see pages 4-5).
Cargo baggage, in Saturday’s Riverside Press Enterprise, complained about freight transport impacts on the Inland Empire, and called for a federal solution. GRID addresses these impacts, while proposing a completely new approach that puts freight on electrified rail all the way to inland depots.
Sierra Club Meeting Details: Thursday, June 2: Networking at 7 p.m.; Presentation at 7:30 p.m., Sierra Club chapter office, 3435 Wilshire Blvd. (Equitable building across from the late Ambassador Hotel). Meeting room on lower plaza (LP) level, also the parking entrance level. There is a charge for parking in the structure.