The San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach comprise the largest and busiest port complex in the United States. Approximately 45% of the nation’s imports pass through these two gateways on their way to stores, warehouses and distribution centers across the country. The area surrounding the ports, known collectively as Gateway Cities, has the nation’s highest concentration of freight trains, rail yards, warehouses and logistics centers. And since about 85% of all containers coming into the ports depart via drayage trucks, the I-710 access artery serving the ports is one of the most heavily traveled and congested freeways in the U.S.
The transportation challenges facing this critically important area are the subject of intense study and expert analysis from both the public and private sectors. Learn more about the public-private partnership known as Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS).