Innovating Southern California's Goods Movement System

Former California governors, Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis team up to propose a better system for handling the environmental impacts of increased trade in Southern California's ports.
December 21, 2005, 6am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"More than 14 million containers move through the Los Angeles Basin each year. Bouncing along local streets battered by truck traffic; surrounded by tractor-trailers on the Long Beach and Pomona freeways; and delayed at rail crossings in the San Gabriel Valley, northern Orange County and the Inland Empire, people living along our major trade corridors can be forgiven for believing that a reduction in trade would be better than an increase.

...But we believe the answer is not less trade, but more. In fact, handling more trade at the ports and corridors than we do today is the only way to fix the problem. This surprising conclusion is rooted in the mutual dependence of the private and public sectors."

Thanks to Ashwani Vasishth

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Published on Friday, December 16, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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