Shuttle Train / Marine Terminal Extended
Hours Operations Study
Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA), is a joint powers authority formed by the
cities and Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. ACTA wanted to determine what would be the
Southern California goods movement stakeholders’ reaction and participation to the
Shuttle Train and Marine Terminal Extended Gate Hours Operations, which were designed to
reduce day-time traffic and congestion.
How WCL Consulting Helped
In-person interviews were conducted of Southern California executives with warehouse
operations, trucking companies, 3PLs, importers, exporters, customhouse brokers, and
industrial real estate developers located throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San
Bernardino counties. Survey findings highlighted numerous critical goods movement
dynamics which needed to be considered in fine-tuning the Shuttle Train and Marine Terminal
Extended Gate Hours Operating Models.
ACTA used the WCL Consulting report in discussions with ports, marine terminal operators,
truckers, and railroad companies to identify effective goods movement improvement
strategies and tactics.