Office of Operations Freight Management and Operations

Urban Freight Case Studies - New York City

Institutional Involvement

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

In 2004, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) completed the NYMTC Regional Freight Plan, which focused on freight needs and recommended policy, program, and infrastructure improvements in various jurisdictions throughout the region. The Plan developed a list of short-term, mid-term, and long-term projects that local agencies could implement to reach regional freight movement goals. For each project, the report identified agencies responsible for implementation and emphasized the importance of coordination among various organizations.

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)

NYCDOT is the lead agency for many of the proposed projects in NYMTC's Regional Freight Plan. Each project required different levels of effort, involvement, and responsibility.

Considering the importance of goods movement to the City, NYCDOT created the Office of Freight Mobility in Spring 2007. The Office, which is housed in the Division of Planning and Sustainability, helps focus the efforts of various organizations throughout the region. It works closely with other agencies, including New York State DOT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ), on freight issues affecting the City. The goal of the Office of Freight Mobility is to serve as the point of contact for freight-related issues and provide educational materials and services to the trucking industry, business community, and general public on issues relating to the truck route network. Additional tasks assigned to this Office include improving the management of trucks in the City.

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