Accession Number : ADA337811

Title :   Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Joint Intermodal Terminal Project Oakland, Alameda County, California

Corporate Author : PORT OF OAKLAND CA

PDF Url : ADA337811

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The project is located within the northwestern portion of the City of Oakland in Alameda County along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. The site is situated in the northern portion of the area within the boundaries of the Navy's former FISCO facility. The project consists of raising the current ground elevation (grade) and repaving the site for the development of eight rail lines (approximately 45,000 feet of loading and storage track), and associated entrance gate, administrative and maintenance structures and installation of new utility systems. The railyard will be configured to allow for main track entrance and exit connections to the existing Union Pacific/Southern Pacific main rail lines. The terminal will be designed to provide trailer-on-flat-car, container-on-flat-car, and double-stack transfer services. The project will include areas for container storage and truck parking and the configuration of new roadway access. The project will be constructed in several phases as needed to accommodate the growth of the intermodal cargo market and augment the throughput capacities of the neighboring UP/SP rail yard. The first phase consists of the construction of approximately 9000 feet of track to facilitate the integration of the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railway into the Port's intermodal cargo distribution system. This phase is expected to begin construction in 1999.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, RAILROADS, CARGO, CALIFORNIA, AIR QUALITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, NOISE POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE