Action Comes as PierPASS Fails to Change in the Face of Growing Criticism
(SACRAMENTO) –Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced legislation to streamline the movement of goods travelling through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. AB 531 will address the unacceptable levels of traffic congestion outside of the two ports by creating a dynamic gate management system.
The bill arises out of a growing concern among business, environmental and labor groups that the current gate management system, known as PierPASS, causes trucks to wait for hours at a time to enter the ports. Despite criticism of the impact truck wait times have on the environment and the economy, the gate system has failed to modernize. Trucks entering the ports continue to experience long delays waiting to pick up and drop off cargo.