Orange County Branch Newsletter

August 2011

Transportation Technical Group

The Gateway Cities Council of Governments

The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG) represents the 27 cities and unincorporated county areas of Southeast Los Angeles County (about 2.2 million residents.)  The Gateway Cities area is anchored by the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the largest port complex in the United States, receiving approximately 45% of the nation’s imports.   In addition to the I-710 freeway (which is the primary truck route to the ports), the I-5, I-605, and SR-91 as well as various transit options, including rail and buses, service the area. 

Because of its location as a transportation hub, there are multiple transportation issues that affect not only the Gateway Cities but Los Angeles County and Orange County (and beyond) as well.  For more than 15 years the GCCOG has been an active partner with Metro, OCTA, Caltrans, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, SCAG, and many others in joint studies and planning efforts that specifically look at transportation issues to improve air quality, mobility, congestion and public health.

The presentation below is an overview of all of the current transportation initiatives and projects within the Gateway Cities sub-region.  It also covers the strategic approach that the GCCOG is taking to find and employ viable, forward-thinking, consensus-based solutions to transportation issues.