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California to invest $1.2bn in its ports and freight corridors

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has issued guidelines and a call for projects as the state makes available $1.2bn in one-time funding for port and freight infrastructure projects to build a more efficient, sustainable and resilient goods-movement system.

The funding program is intended to enable long-term upgrades that will increase the capacity to move goods throughout California while lessening environmental impacts on neighbouring communities.

“I look forward to identifying priority projects as we look to maximize this historic one-time investment,” said CalSTA Secretary Toks Omishakin.

Seventy percent of the program funding will go to projects that support goods movement through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and 30 percent will fund ports and goods-movement infrastructure in the rest of the state.

Project applications are due in January and CalSTA expects to announce the funding awards in March.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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