Meeting to focus on freight issues

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The public will have a chance to give its input on how freight should move through Santa Clarita and the surrounding areas during a special meeting 10 a.m. today in Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting will be hosted by state transportation officials and is part of the Goods Movement Action Plan, Phase I, which breaks down the movement of freight from its port of entry to its end-use destination. This session will focus on truck and railroad transport. Participants will discuss critical aspects of goods movement, specifically the goods movement industry and growth potential; the four port-to-border transportation corridors that constitute the state’s primary routes as well as associated infrastructure projects currently under way; and the extent of environmental and community impacts, as well as a description of mitigation approaches and key aspects of public safety and homeland security issues. “This is an issue that could affect everyone in Santa Clarita, and this meeting provides a convenient forum for residents to have their opinions heard,” the City’s Intergovernmental Relations Officer Mike Murphy said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Comments from this meeting will be submitted as part of a final Goods Movement Action Plan Phase I report now being finalized before submission to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. City Hall is at 23924 Valencia Blvd. For information, or for an electronic copy of the plan, visit www.bth.ca.gov. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more