• Statement on Executive Order B-32-15

    On July 17, 2015, Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. released his Executive Order B-32-15, which calls for the development of an integrated freight action plan that establishes clear targets to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase the competitiveness of California’s freight system. Monique Moyer, CAPA President and Executive…


    Continue reading
  • Ports Strengthen Water Conservation Efforts amid Drought

    California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record. Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January 2014 and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able…


    Continue reading
  • California Ports – Environmental Stewards

    California is home to the most environmentally friendly port facilities and operations in the world. California ports have collectively reduced the emissions related to port operations by over 70% for diesel particulate matter, 70% for sulfur oxides, 50% for nitrogen oxides and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, respectively since…


    Continue reading
  • SUPPORT: S. 2244 – Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

    The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) was enacted by Congress in 2002 in the wake of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. After 9/11, terrorism insurance became unavailable or extremely costly for port authorities to obtain. Developed to assist the market in recovering from 9/11, TRIA created an incentive for a…


    Continue reading
  • Cap-and-Trade Investments in Freight

    The Governor’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget proposes $200 million to accelerate the transition to low carbon freight and passenger transportation, with a priority for disadvantaged communities. CAPA supports increased investment in cleaner freight and passenger transportation and believes that it is an important element of meeting not only the state’s…


    Continue reading
  • Water Resources Reform & Development Act/Harbor Maintenance Tax

    Water Resource Development Acts regularly enacted by Congress provide for critical authorizations of coastal navigation projects and modify water resource policy. The appropriations of funds help maintain and improve federal navigation channels, and enable California to compete in the global market. The Harbor Maintenance Tax is a federal funding…


    Continue reading
  • Primary Freight Network

    Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) funds surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2014. MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005 and represents a milestone for the nation’s economy. (more…)


    Continue reading
  • Projects of National and Regional Significance

    Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) funds surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2013-2014. MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted in 2005 and (more…)


    Continue reading