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Freight Transportation Working Group Activities
You’re invited to participate in NYMTC’s regional
freight planning activities – we welcome your comments and
suggestions. By working with you, civic groups, business associations
and other public agencies, NYMTC wants to improve freight transportation
for the present and the future in our region.
Freight Transportation Working Group
The Freight Transportation Working Group was established to expand
and enhance the freight planning process in the NYMTC region to
meet the needs of shippers, receivers, and ultimately the general
population through less congested roads, less pollution, and less
expensive products and services.
The Freight Transportation Working Group seeks to accomplish
Informing the general public and local decision
makers about the importance of freight transportation to the
Establishing and overseeing a coordinated,
cooperative and continuing freight planning process which
uses the region's many and varied resources.
The Freight Transportation Working Group is composed of the Council’s
members, freight providers and receivers and their associations,
other interested transportation agencies, business associations,
neighboring metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) in the Tri-State
region, interested parties such as civic groups, advocacy groups,
and representatives of elected officials.
FTWG Activities include meetings where current freight issues
and projects are discussed, along with presentation updates from
MPO Principals activities.
Freight topics and issues:
Regional Freight Plan
Freight Growth and Social-Economic Changes
Multi-Modal Freight Transportation: Truck,
Rail, Air Cargo, Maritime
Public-Private Partnership on Freight
Logistic Operations and Freight
Environmental Impacts of Freight
Freight and Communities
Regional Freight Model
Other Freight-related Topics
How you can learn more:
You can subscribe NYMTC
Notes and join the FTWG contact list.
Or join us at the next FTWG meeting, scheduled for
mid-April 2007. See calendar for details.