In the middle portion of this month, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach changed the way the PierPass system operates and how much is collected. Now dubbed "PierPass 2.0", the new OffPeak program replaces the original model based on congestion pricing and instead offers a system using appointments to mitigate traffic. The Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) is now being collected across all hours of operation to help offset the cost of operating these extended gates.

The rate has now changed from $72.09 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to $31.52 per TEU or $63.04 for all other sized containers and will be charged during all shifts on all days.

It's hard to believe that the first PierPass off-peak program came into being in 2005 and now the second version is here, a "short" 13 years later.