Transportation Research Forum: Freight Rail in NYC: The City’s Efforts to Expand and Promote Freight on the Iron Road

Thursday, September 13, 2012
11:45 a.m. - Reception and Refreshments
12:15 p.m. - Sitdown Luncheon
The Captain's Ketch
181 Pearl St. (at Pine St.)
$50; $25 for students; $40 for members of the Transportation Research Forum.
Please RSVP by Sept. 11.
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Transportation Research Forum

This monthly luncheon sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Transportation Research Forum will feature remarks by Joshua Nelson, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Over the past several years, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the City of New York, has made great strides toward addressing freight rail challenges in the City related to infrastructure, service and operations. Working with private rail partners, public agencies and other regional stakeholders, the City has rehabilitated the Staten Island Railroad, reopened the 65th Street Rail Yard in Brooklyn and is currently planning future rail improvements at an expanded Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market. Mr. Nelson will discuss the City’s past successes in addressing freight rail challenges as well as future efforts focused on leveraging freight rail capacity and operations to promote economic development, improve air quality and reduce congestion on the region’s road networks.