RAIL FREIGHT

Chris Wilson / railnewyork.com

Chris Wilson / railnewyork.com

 

The U.S. transported 1.9 billion tons of freight (16 percent of all freight movement) by rail in 2011.  Within New York City, rail represents less than one percent of total freight movement, with trucking responsible for the majority of cargo movements.

 

The Port Authority operates ExpressRail, which transports goods from the port’s marine terminals to dedicated and shared rail lines for transport across the region.

 

The Port Authority ExpressRail System

Image courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Image courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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 Sources

 

CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, University Transportation Research Center. “NYSDOT Considerations of Potential Intermodal Sites for Long Island.” 2011. 

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. “Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2012.” 2013.