BNSF said it recently agreed to contribute up to $3 million to the joint Port of Los Angeles-Port of Long Beach Technology Advancement Program to further the development of zero-emission goods-movement technologies. It’s estimated that SCIG will eliminate more than 1.5 million truck trips from I-710 each year, providing local and regional air quality improvements and congestion relief. <p< “This report validates that building SCIG is the right choice for green growth in Los Angeles,” said Matthew K. Rose, Chairman, President ,and Chief Executive Officer of BNSF. “I’m proud of the hard work we’ve done over the past seven years to design the greenest intermodal rail facility in the country." ”
BNSF has concluded a Project Labor Agreement worth $255 million with the Building and Construction Trades Council for the construction of SCIG. The facility will allow containers to be loaded onto railcars just four miles from the docks, rather than traveling 24 miles on local roads and I-710 to downtown rail facilities.