Port of Long Beach Pier B Rail Yard
By 2020, the Port of Long Beach expects its share of container traffic to increase 500 percent over 2004. The Pier B Rail Yard has been identified as the most critical facility in the port's rail master plan, serving as its primary railcar storage and staging facility. We are providing engineering services for the $250 million Pier B Rail Yard infrastructure program.
Key project components include realigning B Street to accommodate new yard tracks; constructing approximately 80,000 feet of track; designing classification yard facilities and/or a potential Near Dock ICTF Facility; and conducting feasibility studies, alternative analysis and preliminary engineering for potential grade separations.
In support of the port's Green Port Policy, we are also performing design and technology studies. Sustainable design will be an integral part of overall facility planning, design, operation and maintenance, with focus on key areas such as air quality, energy efficiency and conservation, materials and water conservation, and waste handling. The technology study will investigate alternative technologies for container movement using advanced non-polluting technologies. It also will assess technologies related to improving rail service operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Advanced Transportation Management Information and Security.