New York’s plan to reduce truck traffic with barges moves ahead

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released a request for proposals (RFP) Monday seeking operators for the new marine terminal on the Hunts Point Peninsula in the South Bronx, according to a press release

This RFP is part of New York’s Freight NYC plan, released in 2018, which aims to modernize New York’s freight system to keep up with growing last mile demand while mitigating road congestion, which the NYCEDC estimates will cost the local economy $27 billion in the next 30 years. Reviving barge service on the city’s waterways is part of the plan. 

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