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NYC to improve freight shipping capabilities


Yesterday, New York City officials unveiled a new waterfront plan.

To be implemented during the next decade, the plan calls for turning the waterfront into a central shipping hub and connecting the city’s waterway ports with the national freight-rail network.

“Removing trucks from our major arteries will simultaneously reduce automobile traffic and accompanying air pollution, increase efficiency in the delivery of goods, reduce the cost of those goods for businesses and consumers, and make New York a more productive and central hub for the delivery and distribution of freight in general," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in a prepared statement. "The linchpin of our efforts to rationalize the way we move goods throughout the region is a project that is supported by the mayor, the Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel, a project which would finally connect Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island to the national rail freight network, which begins in New Jersey.”

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