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CA - Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach get more than $600 million in state grants

The state of California has awarded $1.5 billion in grants to ports and supply chain projects throughout the state.

SACRAMENTO – The state of California has awarded $1.5 billion in grants to ports and supply chain projects throughout the state. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, two of the country’s largest ports, were the biggest recipients.

Los Angeles will receive $233 million, while Long Beach will get $383 million. Around $450 million in total will go toward building zero-emission infrastructure and making supply chain improvements, according to officials.

“This investment in critical Port of Los Angeles projects, along with supporting regional projects, will accelerate our efforts to boost competitiveness, create jobs and enhance decarbonization efforts,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.

In LA, the money will help support an expansion of a chassis and empty storage facility, which will be increased in size from 30 acres to 71. The funding will also support the construction of a 400-foot pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks for improved safety.

In Long Beach, $225 million will fund a variety of zero-emissions cargo-moving equipment and supportive infrastructure across the port. Another $158.4 million will go toward a planned on-dock rail support facility, which will help shift more cargo from trucks to on-dock rail. This facility will cost $1.57 billion in total and will be constructed in phases. It’s set to complete in 2032.

“This game-changing grant will make a tremendous difference in our efforts to bring more business and jobs to the harbor, enhance the efficiency of cargo movement and accelerate the Port of Long Beach’s ongoing transformation to zero-emission operations,” said Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero.

The ports of San Diego, Hueneme and Oakland also received funding. The remaining $350 million was also awarded to 13 projects that help eliminate street-level rail crossings, according to officials.

“The historic level of state funding also puts these projects in a stronger position to compete for significant federal infrastructure dollars from the Biden-Harris administration,” said Transportation Secretary Toks Omishakin.

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