Future Rail System, Fewer Trucks: California Freight Mobility Plan Proposal – Support Comments Due July 31

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CFMPDraftTableCalTrans is seeking public comments on its huge draft California Freight Mobility Plan (the bare bones 3-page Annotated Outline is here) through July 31. Here is a chance for anyone who drives on Southern California freeways to ask for a sustainable plan that puts most freight arriving at the ports onto rail and gets trucks off our urban roadways.

GRID Logistics is proposing putting almost all container freight from the ports onto trains, including onto a dedicated underground freight shuttle to outlying warehouse areas. Fewer trucks on local freeways means better safety as well as air quality. Take a look at this concept, now applying for USDOT grant funding:

The project team is seeking CalTrans support to get a USDOT $1.7M TIGER (Transportation Innovation Generating Economic Recovery) grant to study this concept. If you want to support a groundbreaking (literally putting electrified trains underground), game changing idea that moves goods efficiently and improves traffic movement, air quality and safety, send in your comment by July 31. A Transit Coalition template letter is here.

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