The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors approved a revised Expanded Mission at its August 2008 Board Meeting to reflect new priorities. The Expanded Mission includes the following key elements:
Advance and implement the SR-47 Expressway/Heim Bridge Replacement to provide an alternative route from Terminal Island, a major generator of port-related truck traffic. It will provide a more direct route to warehousing facilities in the South Bay and the 405 and 91 Freeways, routing trucks away from local surface streets and the 710 and Harbor Freeways.
Advance and implement the Cerritos Channel Rail Bridge to add rail capacity to the existing two-track lift bridge over the Cerritos Channel linking Terminal Island to the Alameda Corridor, enabling better use of on-dock rail loading and reduced trucking.
Analyze the feasibility of a Zero Emissions Electric Container Mover System project in the port terminals and near-dock rail facility areas, in coordination with SCAG, Metro, and the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.
Find and propose alternative sites to relocate empty container storage yards away from residential neighborhoods.