STOCKTON, CA – July 7, 2023 – The Port of Stockton was awarded $45.9 million for the Rail Infrastructure Improvements for Sustainable Exports (RIISE) Project through California State Transportation Agency’s (CalSTA’s) Port and Freight Infrastructure Program (PFIP).
The RIISE project supports building new infrastructure to enhance rail capacity, accommodate increased freight tonnage and train frequencies, mitigate potential service disruptions, and reduce long-term repair and maintenance costs. PFIP will fund the replacement of the San Joaquin River rail bridge; expansion of the port’s long lead track to two tracks; and procurement of a zero-emission electric railcar mover.
The project will help reduce trucks traversing neighborhood streets, consistent with the priorities of near-port communities and the Stockton AB 617 Community Steering Committee, reducing public health harms and negative environmental and economic impacts.
About the Port of Stockton:
The Port of Stockton is a unique inland Port situated in the Delta on the San Joaquin River, within the agriculturally rich community of California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley. As a Special District, the port offers flexible solutions for domestic and international distribution by ship, rail, or freight.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Wingfield
Deputy Port Director
Regulatory and Public Affairs
Port of Stockton
Phone: (209) 946-0246