TTSI had the privilege of being one of the first trucks to commemorate the new Port of Long Beach bridge's opening by crossing in a clean truck parade showcasing our near-zero-emission (NZE) natural gas trucks.
"It was an honor to be a part of the new Gerald Desmond bridge Grand Opening", said Victor La Rosa of Total Transportation Services.
The new bridge was dubbed "The Bridge to Everywhere" by city and Port of Long Beach leaders because of its vital services to the country's trade infrastructure - with 15% of the nation's trade transported over it. Standing 205 feet above the water, it can accommodate the latest generation of the most efficient cargo ships.
The new bridge opened to the public on October 5th. At over 1 ½ miles long, it offers six traffic lanes, a dedicated bike lane, and pedestrian paths with three scenic overlooks. Once built, this would make it the second-tallest cable-stayed bridge in the U.S. with the highest vertical clearance of any cable-stayed bridge in the U.S. The new bridge is designed to last 100 years with minimal maintenance and is considered one of the most seismically advanced structures in the country.
The Port of Long Beach is committed to dramatically improving the ports and surrounding communities' air quality. The bridge and clean trucks demonstrate how a world-class port can use existing technologies to improve air quality.
"The current generation 12-liter natural gas trucks are absolutely built for prime time, which is why we plan to add another 20 to our fleet by mid-2021," said Vic LaRosa, CEO and President of TTSI. "TTSI has been hauling freight with natural gas trucks since 2008, having added more than 100 CNG and LNG trucks to our fleet over the past 12 years. With both battery-electric and fuel cell trucks also running in our fleet, I can tell you that today's natural gas trucks are a decade beyond the early pilot and demonstration stage of zero emission technologies."
Learn all about the bridge, see great videos, and watch the celebration! https://newgdbridge.com/
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