Port Awards Local Groups $353K to Support Diverse Community Events, Organizations

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More than 120 local arts, civic and educational organizations were awarded $353,850 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week.
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Cleanest, Commercially Available 12-Liter Near-Zero Emission Truck Announced in Long Beach

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During a ceremony at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach on Monday, representatives from the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, Kenworth Truck Company and AJR Trucking announced the first near-zero emission 12-liter natural gas truck in...
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Port of Long Beach, LA Looking to Fund Clean Air Projects to Help Reach Zero Emissions Goal

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The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced last week that they are offering funding for projects that include the development of goods-movement technologies and the improvement of air quality.
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Lara Rallies With Port Drivers as Bill Targeting Retailers’ Role in Port Trucking Issue Heads To Hearing

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The bill seeks to create a list of offenders that have unpaid final judgements against them for misclassifying port truck drivers, not paying fair wages and other labor abuses. If passed, retailers that contract with these companies could be...
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To Reduce Emissions From Port Trucks One Man Proposes Shipping Traffic Out To Sea

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The marine highway system was cast as a money saver in terms of maintenance for the nation’s roads and bridges and as a way to improve air quality by reducing emissions produced by vehicles. By using the nation’s coastlines...
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New State Bill Could Hold Retailers Liable For Future Port Truck Driver Wage Theft Claims

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SB-1402, titled the “Dignity in the Driver’s Seat” bill, would make retailers jointly liable for abuses of port truck drivers if they’re found to have hired a trucking company that is not paying fair wages, has unpaid final judgments...
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Port of Long Beach Announces Launch of Zero-Emissions Pilot Project

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The Port of Long Beach (POLB) announced today that it is launching the nation’s largest zero-emissions pilot project thanks to a $9.7 million grant it received from the California Energy Commission (CEC).
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Experts Predict Nearly 7 Percent Growth in Asia-US Trade During ‘Pulse of the Ports Season Forecast’

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Talks of trade and transportation took over the Long Beach Convention Center Wednesday as about 500 people gathered to hear industry experts discuss trends and their effect on the San Pedro Bay port complex during the Port of Long...
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After Nearly Two Decades, Metro Board Approves $6 Billion Construction of 710 Freeway Improvements

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The project, which is expected to take about 40 years to complete, is not expected to break ground until about 2022.
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Displacement Worries Those Whose Homes, Businesses Could Be In the 710 Expansion’s Path As Metro Board Heads to a Vote

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The plan to widen the 710 Freeway will likely take another step forward when the full Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board (Metro) votes Thursday morning.
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