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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Authorities Say L.A. Railroad Theft Rings Dismantled

People rummage through items stolen from cargo containers People rummage through items stolen from cargo containers littered on Union Pacific train tracks on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Tribune Content Agency)

Two theft rings that netted more than $18 million worth of merchandise stolen from railroad cars have been dismantled, authorities said Nov. 17, months after images of a sea of discarded containers along Union Pacific tracks in Lincoln Heights, Calif., drew national attention.

Libor Jany | Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2022
Government, Fuel

Los Angeles to Electrify Its Entire 10,000-Vehicle Fleet

A Los Angeles sanitation truck A Los Angeles department of sanitation vehicle. The switch to electric vehicles will start at the city’s largest departments of sanitation, recreation and transportation. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Los Angeles plans to electrify its fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles as part of an effort to become one of the first U.S. cities to rely on carbon-free energy by 2035.

Sarah McGregor | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Los Angeles Continues to Study Congestion Pricing’s Potential

California Traffic on I-10 in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proceeding with outreach efforts as it explores the potential of a congestion pricing pilot program for the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020
Government, Business

Inrix Study: Boston Ranks as Most Congested US City

Boston at night A view of Boston at night. For the second consecutive year, it was named the nation's most congested city. (Getty Images)

Boston is home to the Pats, the Sox and wicked traffic. A report published March 9 determined Beantown’s average driver spent nearly 150 hours a year stuck in traffic, good enough to be named the most congested city in the country and ninth in the world.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020
Business, Government, Logistics

Port of L.A. Sets New Cargo Record, Long Beach Lags Due to Hanjin Bankruptcy

Port of Los Angeles

Containerized cargo volume at the nation’s top two largest ports was mixed in November as Los Angeles continues to experience a record-breaking year and Long Beach suffers from the bankruptcy of the Hanjin Shipping Co.

December 14, 2016

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Upgrade Digital Operations Aiming to Improve Shipping

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

While consumers can shop online and track packages from the minute they leave the distribution center to their front door, some of the country’s biggest importers can’t get the same precise information about their own imports.

Rachel Uranga | The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
November 18, 2016

Head of America’s Biggest Port Navigates Turbulent Year

Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It has been a wild year for the people who choreograph the flow of goods in and out of U.S. ports.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2016

Southern California Cargo Volume Jumps 6% in May; L.A. Sets Record

Lance Cunningham/Flickr

Stronger import shipments through Southern California ports last month produced an overall 6% increase in cargo volume, including the busiest May ever for container shipments at the Port of Los Angeles.

June 15, 2016

At America’s Busiest Port, Robot Longshoremen Are the New Contenders

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

On one end of a dock at America’s busiest port, tractor-trailers haul containers through dense, stop-and-go traffic. Sometimes they collide. Sometimes the drivers must wait, diesel engines idling, as piles are unstacked to find the specific container they need.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 25, 2016

Port of Los Angeles Terminal Fails to Comply With Pollution-Reduction Mandates, Officials Say

Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles has failed to meet pollution-reduction requirements at another shipping terminal, city officials said Feb. 1, their second such admission in recent months.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2016