From Sylvia Plummer, July 13, 2014
Something to consider... This is your opportunity to guide Caltrans towards a renewed concept in freight movement.
The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) is seeking public comment on their California Freight Mobility Plan. This is your opportunity to guide CalTrans toward a renewed concept in freight movement: underground freight pipelines. GRID Logistics, Inc., a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator portfolio company, proposes a 137-mile, 15-foot diameter tunnel for electric drone trains to move containers between the San Pedro Bay port complex and inland freight consolidation warehouse centers.
The freight pipeline will be combined with a new ship berthing technology called the SuperDockTM to make San Pedro Bay the fastest, most preferred port complex for ships, while increasing jobs and drastically reducing diesel emissions. It will also eliminate the need for near-dock container transfer centers, such as the embattled Southern California International Gateway (SCIG), thus protecting the health and safety of communities located near freight corridors. In addition, no taxes will be required to build or maintain this infrastructure..
Let’s transform goods movement in California and make a it cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous state for ourselves and our children. Sound good? Let's make it happen! Go to http://tinyurl.com/GRID4CFMP to connect to more information regarding the GRID Logistics proposal, and to comment to CalTrans in support of this project. Also, spread the word to friends and family in Southern California to get this initiative off the ground. Together, we can move California into the 21st Century…. We don’t have to accept the status quo any longer!