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Lobby group applauds Alameda Corridor opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) has applauded the completion o...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) has applauded the completion of the Alameda Corridor Project in Southern California.

The lobby group is now calling on Congress to substantially increase funding for intermodal freight infrastructure projects and other trade corridors.

“This is precisely the type of project our country needs to be prepared to handle the increasing volume of freight traffic in the U.S.,” says Michael Huerta, senior vice-president of Transportation Systems and Services for ACS State and Local Solutions. “To stay competitive in the global marketplace, we must improve infrastructure in all states to ensure that freight moves smoothly through our nation’s transportation system.”

The Alameda Corridor is a freight rail expressway linking the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to freight yards near downtown Los Angeles. It involves a series of bridges, underpasses, overpasses and street improvements.

“While at first glance this may appear to many as just a rail project, it is much more,” says Doug MacDonald, Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation. “This groundbreaking public-private project promises to facilitate more efficient truck, rail and ship movement.”

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