Growth of California Ports: Opportunities and Challenges. A Report to the California State Legislature

Recognizing a growing crisis in port-related goods movement in California, Assembly Member Alan Lowenthal (now Senator) introduced AB 2043 on February 17, 2004. Governor Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law on September 29, 2004 creating the Maritime Port Strategic Master Plan Task Force Act. The Act requests the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council (CALMITSAC) to address the projected growth and congestion of the ports, impacts of port growth on the state’s transportation system, air pollution caused by the ports and proposed mitigations, and port security. This report attempts to summarize the best thinking from around the state on the importance of the ports to California and the United States. This report puts forth strategies for improving the efficiency, reliability, velocity, capacity and security of the Marine Transportation System (MTS), while at the same time addressing the public health concerns associated with freight transportation, particularly the effects of diesel emissions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council

    , CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • O'Brien, Thomas
    • Hicks, Gill V
    • Lyte, Bill
  • Publication Date: 2007-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2007 12:26PM