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OffPeak program diverts a million trips

PierPASS Inc announced that more than a million truck trips have been diverted from peak daytime traffic since the start of the OffPeak program July 23, 2005, eliminating bottlenecks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach CA and reducing gridlock on area freeways.

OffPeak reached its million-truck milestone December 10. Since the start of the program, between 30% and 35% of container cargo at the ports has moved during the new OffPeak shifts on a typical day. The program is well ahead of its targets. When launching OffPeak in July, PierPASS said it aimed to shift 15% to 20% of all cargo movement to OffPeak shifts by the end of the first full year of operation, and 30% to 35% by the end of the second year.

On a typical day, more than 10,000 trucks use the new OffPeak shifts—enough to stretch from Long Beach to San Diego if lined up end-to-end.

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