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A Decision Support Tool for Locating an Impact of an Inland Port in Inland Empire

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Executive Summary

By diverting port-related truck trips to rail, the development and operation of an inland port in southern California: increase transportation efficiency by switching from truck to train, create a smoother flow on the highways, create a cleaner environment, Increase the capacity of the ports, reduce demands on port land, and promote inland economic development and logistics integration. The secondary functions could be: empty container depot, air cargo consolidation, transloading, free trade zoning, agile port container sorting, value-added services, and trade processing. In several reports, Inland Empire has been named as an attractive location for an inland port serving ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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