NY-NJ Port’s $100 Million Plan Targets Rail and Barge to Mitigate Truck Traffic

NY-NJ Port’s $100 Million Plan Targets Rail and Barge to Mitigate Truck Traffic

7/18/18 — JOC.com

Forecasting a 68 percent rise in cargo traffic by 2045, authorities and freight industry stakeholders around the Port of New York and New Jersey aim to enhance rail systems, add barge routes, and make more efficient use of port facilities to mitigate the truck traffic and the pollution it causes. New York City officials this week released a $100 million plan to “overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution systems,” as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey puts the finishing touches to a master plan that is expected to reshape aspects of the East Coast’s largest port in preparation for growing demand over the next 30 to 40 years.

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