The Port of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were honored Thursday night for their efforts in implementing the Clean Trucks Program.
The nonprofit Coalition for Clean Air presented them with the California Air Quality Award for “clean air stewardship,” port officials said.
The $1.6 billion Clean Trucks Program required all big rigs entering the [...]
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in September tossed out the Port of Los Angeles’ mandate, which would have forced freight haulers to hire their drivers as employees. The neighboring Port of Long Beach enacted a version of the Clean Trucks Program that did not include the employee mandate.
A New York senator [...]
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 27 ruled that the port cannot force freight-hauling companies to directly hire drivers as employees.
The Port of Los Angeles will not challenge a federal appeals court ruling that tossed out the controversial employee mandate portion of the Clean Trucks Program, officials announced Thursday.
A federal judge threw a new twist into the battle over clean-trucks programs at Southern California ports, ruling the Port of Long Beach violated state law by reaching a settlement with the trucking industry without first performing an environmental impact study.
U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder’s ruling Monday says the Oct. 19, 2009, [...]
Gerald Desmond Bridge
With replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge scheduled to begin later this year, the Harbor Department has proposed a Fiscal Year 2012 budget topping $830 million, up 27 percent from the current fiscal year.
The $172-million increase is almost entirely tied to long-term infrastructure projects that include the bridge and modernization [...]
The Port of Los Angeles distributed $44 million in incentive checks as part of its Clean Truck Program by 2009 to pay for new trucks that meet 2007 emissions rules. Now, the port is asking for refunds after several megacarriers didn’t hold up their end of the deal.
The port has identified six companies that [...]
Data from four air-quality monitoring stations in and around the Port of Los Angeles show concentrations of elemental carbon, a pollutant targeted in the port’s clean-air efforts, declined for the fourth straight year in 2010.
Elemental carbon, an air contaminant, is an indicator of diesel particulate matter, which is the soot produced by the combustion [...]
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled June 10 to hear oral arguments surrounding controversial aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ version of the Clean Trucks Program.
At stake is whether the Port of Los Angeles should be allowed to limit the types of truckers allowed to haul goods into its terminals.