Supporters tout benefits of $500M BNSF project in Calif.

A $500 million BNSF project, the Southern California International Gateway rail yard, should be approved because it will take trucks off the roads and incorporate green technologies to make it environmentally friendly, say supporters. They say it would create about 1,500 jobs during construction and more than 1,000 jobs when operations reach full capacity by 2035. A discussion of the project among Port of Long Beach officials was scheduled for today.

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