Barges and rails viewed by New York City as a means to get trucks off city streets

Barges and rails viewed by New York City as a means to get trucks off city streets

October 15, 2018 — Freight Waves

Several projects to shift truck traffic on to barges, and several other more general goals to meet the same target, are part of the Freight NYC project that is being implemented by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation.  The development of a marine barge terminal at the South Bronx area known as Hunts Point was kicked off in recent weeks by the issuance of a Request for Proposals, according to Ryan White, the EDC’s director of freight initiatives and ports. Hunts Point is a major food distribution center that several years ago expanded when the legendary Fulton Fish Market moved from downtown Manhattan to Hunts Point where there already was significant food distribution activities.

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