Rep. Susan Davis Praises $10 Million Grant for San Diego Port Improvements
SAN DIEGO – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) praised a Department of Transportation grant for improvements at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Members of the San Diego congressional delegation pushed for the federal funding.
“We have a world class port in San Diego,” said Davis. “The improvements from this grant will build on that by enhancing the quality, efficiency, and capability of the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. The fact that this grant was awarded to the Port of San Diego demonstrates the economic strength of San Diego and growth that is expected.”
The federal grant of $10 million will support the TAMT modernization plan that is expected to improve rail line facilities at the dock and add new storage facilities for fresh produce and dry bulk cargo.
A new shore power system for refrigerated cargo vessels will mean better environmental standards from reduced carbon emissions. The plan will also facilitate the port’s support of the military.
In September, Davis joined with Reps. Scott Peters, Juan Vargas and Duncan Hunter in a letter of support for the grant request.