Clean Freight Corridors Study


NYMTC completed a Clean Freight Corridors Planning Study to advance high-efficiency, low-emission alternative transportation technologies in the region’s freight fleet.

The study was a recommendation of the Regional Freight Plan component in NYMTC’s Plan 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan. The study developed recommendations to launch alternative fuel technologies for goods movement by identifying roadway corridors suited to be designated as Clean Freight Corridors.


Even with improved fuel efficiency, the diesel-powered engines of most equipment used to transport freight on the United States’ highways and rail lines emit pollutants and greenhouse gases. But market forces and state policies demand more clean and efficient ways to curb the emissions. Strategic investments in alternative fuel infrastructure present an exciting opportunity to improve air quality, reduce fuel costs and grow the clean vehicle marketplace

This Study:

  • Inventoried existing alternative fuel infrastructure in the region;
  • Reviewed current and emerging alternative fuel technologies;
  • Identified gaps between existing and future alternative fuel infrastructure capacities;
  • Analyzed goods movement trends and forecasts;
  • Identified and defined optimal corridors for recommended designations as clean freight corridors and;
  • Identified needs for the development of additional clean freight infrastructure in each corridor.

Public and private freight stakeholders, NYMTC’s Freight subcommittee and the member metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum provided insight throughout the development of the study.

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CFC Study Report

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CFC Study Presentation


CFC Study Interactive Map
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CFC Study by Task Assignments

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Task 1 – Plan to Engage Technical Advisory Committee and Study Steering Committee PDF ➔

Task 2 – Develop a Regional Assessment for Clean Freight Corridors

  • Task 2A - Map of Existing Designated Alternative-fuel Corridors and Clean Fuels Infrastructure  MAP ➔
  • Task 2B – Regional Assessment for Clean Freight Corridors  PDF ➔ 

Task 3 – Scan of Clean Freight Technologies Fleet Penetration

  • Task 3A - Clean fuels Technologies Scan and Projections  PDF ➔ 
  • Task 3C – Alternative Fuels Regulatory Assessment  PDF ➔ 

Task 4 – Scan of Relevant Goods Movement Characteristics

  • Task 4A - Freight Demand Trends PDF ➔
  • Task 4B - Map of Recommended Optimal Corridors for Clean Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure Development MAP ➔

Task 5 – Identification and Assessment of Optimal Corridors for Designation

  • Task 5B – Public Input PDF ➔
  • Task 5C – Optimal Mix of New Clean Freight Corridors  PDF ➔
  • Task 5D – Recommended Corridors for Designation  PDF ➔