Freight Planning: Programs and Projects

NYMTC and its member agencies collaborates with various stakeholders in developing a roadmap for improving freight transportation in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.

How Freight Moves

Trucks carry 91% of all freight into, out of, through, and within the NYMTC region. NYMTC’s Regional Freight Plan identifies ways to increase the mix of rail and waterborne freight and improve the overall movement of all modes of freight transportation in the region.

Freight Village Study

NYMTC's Feasibility of Freight Villages in the NYMTC Region study is a strategic planning initiative identified in the Regional Freight Plan that provides the region with a comprehensive examination of the potential for freight villages areas of mixed land uses related to the freight logistics to increase the efficiencies of freight logistics and transportation.

click to download PDF → Feasibility of Freight Villages in the NYMTC Region


Truck Rest Stops

The Multi-State Truck Rest Stop Inventory and Assessment Study a collaboration with NYMTC’s partners in the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum provides the region with a comprehensive evaluation of existing truck services, both official and informal, and a determination of the need to provide either enhanced services of existing stops or the identification of recommended regional improvements in the metropolitan region.

click to download PDF → Multi-State Truck Rest Stop Inventory and Assessment


East of Hudson Land Use

The East of Hudson area in the NYMTC region suffers from a lack of freight-dedicated land use. This report explores the region’s need for rail freight facilities and looks at other regions where quite a bit has been done with small parcels of land.

click to download PDF → Rail Freight Yard Requirements/Land Assessment for the East of Hudson Area


Hunts Point Studies

Hunts Point Ferry Study

NYMTC is always interested in moving freight in ways that are alternatives to trucks. The Hunts Point Freight Ferry study examined freight markets and commodities that could be addressed by a waterborne mode.

click to download PDF → Hunts Point Ferry Study


Feasibility of Waterborne Truck Service From Hunts Point Market To Midtown Manhattan

In May 2007, NYMTC undertook an analysis of providing some means of barge or ferry service to Manhattan for the trucks and vans serving the new Fulton Fish Market and other markets in Hunts Point. This report examines the issue through several categories of related topics: tides and waterways, landing sites, vessel types, operational types and possible operating plans, issues and costs.

click to download PDF → Feasibility of Waterborne Truck Service From Hunts Point Market To Midtown Manhattan

Freight Data Files

Freight data and reports from 1995 - 2001

Compendium of Freight Information, November 1997

Download compend.pdf


This report identifies the most significant existing and emerging technologies which affect or could affect freight transportation in the New York Metropolitan region.
Download techfreight.pdf


Annual Update for the Freight Facilities and System Inventory report, August 2001
Download inv_update2001.pdf


The report Truck Terminals and Warehouse Survey Results is based on a survey conducted in 1999 and 2000 by the NYMTC staff and other agencies
Download 2001WhseReport.pdf


Appendix A is a part of the report Truck Terminals and Warehouse Survey Results, and includes a list of facilities covered by survey, including names and addresses, contact names and telephone numbers
Download AppA_Wareh2001.pdf


Appendix B is a part of the report Truck Terminals and Warehouse Survey Results, and includes a list of physical and operational description of all surveyed facilities, by county of location
Download AppB_Wareh2001.pdf


Appendix C is a part of the report Truck Terminals and Warehouse Survey Results, and includes description of freight transportation and warehousing problems listed in survey
Download AppCWareh2001.pdf


Freight Inventory 2000
Download inv2000.zip


Freight Data at a Glance - Reebie Data
Download JLREEB.pdf


Freight Data at a Glance
Download JLBROCHU.pdf


Glossary 08/22/95
Download GLOSSAR4.pdf