Port of Oakland awarded $119 million for sustainable transportation infrastructure

State grants Port of Oakland $119 million in sustainable transportation infrastructure

The Port of Oakland has received a $119 million in grant funding from the State of California as part of the Port’s Freight Infrastructure Program (PFIP).

The funding forms a crucial component of a state-funded initiative worth $1.2 billion, aimed at facilitating the port’s vital infrastructure enhancement within its marine facilities and surrounding streets.

Additionally, it will support the electrification of the port’s cargo handling equipment.

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Port of Oakland Executive Director, Danny Wan, stated: “The Port of Oakland thanks the State of California, Governor Gavin Newsom and all our legislative, business and community partners who worked diligently with the Port in the grant application process.

“We look forward to our continued work with California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Secretary Toks Omishakin to help us build for the next generation while meeting our environmental goals at the Oakland Seaport.”  

The $119 million in grant funds will support the delivery of marine terminal modernisation and arterial roadway improvement projects.

The projects are designed to expand green infrastructure and reduce port congestion which, in turn, will reduce diesel emission impacts.  

The Port of Oakland’s comprehensive environmental and electrification initiatives, including the projects funded by the PFIP award, aim to develop green technology improvements at the seaport, which is critical for neighbouring communities affected by port and freight operations.

Congestion reduction will help goods moving stakeholders from the highways to the marine ports, benefiting Oakland and the larger Northern California area.

In June 2023, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) voted to award a $42 million grant to the Port of Oakland for its Green Power Microgrid Project.

More recently, the comment period for the second draft of the Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR) for the Harbour Turning Basins Widening Navigation Study at the Port of Oakland closed.

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