New York City is investing $100 million to bring in more goods by water and rail, relying less on trucks.
The New York City Economic Development Corp. said Monday that as part of the plan, dubbed Freight NYC, it would invest $65 million in improving maritime shipping structures, including the addition of more barge terminals throughout the city. A further $35 million will go toward the city’s rail lines, and will include new loading facilities in Brooklyn and Queens.
“Our method of getting stuff to people and stores, or people and their houses, is outdated and inefficient,” Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said at a news conference. “And more than almost any other city, New York relies on trucks to move freight.”