SAN PEDRO, Calif. — October 8, 2009 —  The Port of Los Angeles will host a Rail Workshop from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22nd that will offer the public a comprehensive overview of how freight rail services operate at the Port of Los Angeles and throughout the Southern California region.
The event, open to the public, will be held at Liberty Hill Plaza (The Boys and Girls Club), located at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and 5th Street in San Pedro. The location is across the street from the Port Harbor Administration Building at 425 S. Palos Verdes St. Parking is located on 5th Street in the Harbor Administration Building parking lot.

Topics will include an overview of on-dock, near-dock and off-dock rail operations serving the Port, the state of current and future rail infrastructure, Port of Los Angeles modeling efforts and an overview of alternative rail network proposals. A question and answer period will follow.

To attend the workshop, RSVP to lmaun-desantis@portla.org by Wednesday, Oct. 21st.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

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