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City Seeks Overhaul of Freight Distribution

The de Blasio Administration has unveiled Freight NYC, a $100-million plan to overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments. Among these are developing marine terminals at Hunts Point in the Bronx and Sunset Park in Brooklyn, building an Urban Distribution Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and promoting the use of clean trucks.

“Freight NYC will better equip New York City to meet 21st-century demand by modernizing the city’s freight infrastructure, reducing truck traffic and improving air quality –while creating nearly 5,000 good-paying jobs in the process,” said James Patchett, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

The NYC EDC plans to issue an RFP on the Brooklyn Army Terminal project this week, with other RFPs to follow by the end of the year. Mayor de Blasio first announced the Freight NYC program in June of 2017.

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