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BNSF’s proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) facility will help to meet the current and future demands of goods movement in the most efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. SCIG will allow trucks to bring cargo from the ports just four miles before transferring them onto rail, rather than driving 20 miles up the 710 Freeway to BNSF's Commerce rail yard. SCIG would be located between Sepulveda Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, west of the Terminal Island Freeway in a heavily industrialized area with direct access to the Alameda Corridor.

BNSF is committed to setting a new standard for environmental stewardship by building the greenest intermodal facility in the United States. BNSF is investing more than $100 million in green technologies, including electric cranes, ultra-low emissions switching locomotives, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fueled or equivalent yard hostlers and installation of solar panels at the facility. BNSF will also fund up to $3 million for the purposes of developing a zero emission container movement system.

SCIG will only be served by 2010 or newer trucks, exceeding Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) requirements. Trucks serving SCIG will not travel in residential neighborhoods and will not travel north of PCH on the Terminal Island Freeway. Nevertheless, subject to obtaining right-of-way from the City of Long Beach, BNSF will construct a permanent 12-foot high soundwall along the eastern side of the Terminal Island Freeway from W. 20th St. to Sepulveda Blvd. After construction of the soundwall, BNSF has offered to install landscaping along the entire length of the soundwall. BNSF will plant intensive landscaping on the western side of the Terminal Island Freeway between PCH and Sepulveda Boulevard. BNSF will build a dedicated ramp from PCH into SCIG and will have an improved ramp from the facility to PCH off of the south service road. Trucks will be monitored with GPS to ensure compliance with required truck routes. And by 2026, 90% of the trucks will be LNG or equivalent emissions.

The Los Angeles City Council will vote on SCIG on May 8th at 10:00 a.m. Stand up for cleaner air, less traffic and more jobs!

  • Good Jobs

    Good Jobs

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  • Less Traffic

    Less Traffic

    The Port of LA's draft environmental review found that SCIG will have a positive impact on traffic, both… Watch the Videos

  • Cleaner Air

    Cleaner Air

    Cleaning up an existing truck yard and investing over $100 million in green technology, SCIG will be… Watch the Videos