Terminal Island Wye Track Realignment Project Awarded Envision Verified

Aerial view, Port of Long Beach. Credit POLB.

Providing rail network resiliency and redundancy at the Port of Long Beach, this transformative project is a win for rail system efficacy, enhanced infrastructure integration, and the environment.

March 21, 2024 — The Terminal Island Wye Track Realignment Project has been awarded an Envision Verified Award from ISI in recognition of significant sustainability achievements. The Port of Long Beach plans to dramatically increase the amount of cargo moved by on­dock rail with this project, a move towards sustainability four-times more fuel-efficient than truck transport. The project will reduce train idling and allow the staging of up to 12,000 foot-long trains. That will potentially offset 2.2 million truck trips between project completion in 2024 and the year 2035.


“In this, our ‘Year of Rail,’ the Port of Long Beach is honored to receive the Envision Verified Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for our Terminal Island Wye Rail Project. This crucial project – currently under construction – is designed to enhance the efficiency of cargo flow through the San Pedro Bay ports complex,” said Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach CEO. “This is one more example of the Port’s dedication to strengthening its competitiveness though sustainable development.”