With Fresh Direct Headed to the South Bronx, City and State Must Mitigate Impacts, Invest in Neighborhood

Fresh Direct will relocate to the Bronx from its current headquarters in Queens. The question that remains is how the City and State will mitigate the impacts of increased truck traffic in the community. | Photo: New York Times

It looks like increased truck traffic will soon be a reality for residents of the […]

Federal Transportation Bill Could Mean Big Changes for Freight — Or Not

A national freight program could help pay for port and rail projects that are central to the region's economy. Photo of Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal by Albert E. Theberge/NOAA.

[Update: On Wednesday, the Senate’s Commerce Committee voted to include much of the FREIGHT Act in its portion of the Senate’s transportation reauthorization bill. More […]

Stall Tactics Slow NYC’s Solid Waste Plan

It’s been five years since NYC passed a landmark Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) to alleviate the burden of garbage disposal in low-income communities and communities of color throughout the five boroughs, but most of the plan’s benefits have yet to materialize.  Implementation of the SWMP, which was passed by the NYC Council in […]

Better, Faster, Smarter: Off-Peak Deliveries in NYC

Off-peak deliveries can be done more quickly, saving time for carriers and businesses, and reducing street and sidewalk congestion for everyone.

A trial program to get NYC businesses to move truck deliveries to night and early morning hours has had promising results, as the city makes a bigger effort to tackle the issues of freight […]

FREIGHT Act of 2010 Could Offer Truck Traffic Relief

Last week Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA) and Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the country’s first comprehensive freight bill that would fill the current policy vacuum surrounding federal investment in freight and port transportation projects.

Freight Act of 2010 would establish a first ever national multimodal freight plan.

The “Focusing Resources, Economic Investment, and Guidance […]

New York Gets Its High-Speed Rail Plan Back on Track

The bulk of New York's high-speed rail funds will be used for improvements on the Empire Corridor (in red), which connects Buffalo with other upstate population centers and New York City. (Click to view more details.)

In April, New York’s plan for high-speed rail through upstate appeared in jeopardy after […]

Gov. Christie Champions Green Freight

A new barge-to-rail facility would be built in an industrial section of Jersey City.

After  Governor Christie publicly called on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a barge-to-rail facility at Greenville Yard in Jersey City yesterday, the agency’s board of directors approved the move at their monthly meeting […]

TSTC Board Members in the News

TSTC board member Charles Komanoff at a bike rental shop in Guangzhou.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign board chair Rich Kassel, a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, joined Port Authority executive director Chris Ward last week to announce a truck replacement plan that will help clear the air around the ports of […]

OUTRAGEd Over Trucks in Brooklyn? Group Seeks Volunteers to Document Issue

OUTRAGE has previously helped organize truck enforcement crackdowns.

OUTRAGE, a local group advocating to reduce community impacts of truck traffic in North Brooklyn, is organizing a survey to document truck traffic in Williamsburg and Greenpoint and needs volunteers.  OUTRAGE, which stands for Organizations United for Trash Reduction And Garbage Equity, conducted a similar […]

Brooklyn Community Board Highlights Need for More Truck Management

The Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg deal with some of the worst truck traffic in New York City and are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to do more about it. Brooklyn Community Board 1 recently sent a letter to the Mayor asking him to improve truck traffic management and enforcement by directing “all city […]