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presented to Program, Finance, and Administration Committee presented by Cambridge Systematics Team July 24, 2001

presented to Program, Finance, and Administration Committee presented by Cambridge Systematics Team July 24, 2001

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  1. NYMTC Regional Freight Plan Task 5 - Preliminary Identification of Improvements and Solutions presented to Program, Finance, and Administration Committee presented by Cambridge Systematics Team July 24, 2001

  2. Solution Categories • Infrastructure • Policy • Operational improvements and technology

  3. Deficiency ExamplePoor Connections to Regional Freight Facilities • Truckers complain about circuitous routes on local streetsand difficult turning maneuvers between terminal gates and roadways • Terminal operators require good access to be competitive, particularly for intermodal transfers • Rail, air, and marine carriers worry about the time, cost, and reliability impact on “last mile” connections • Communities are concerned about safety and quality of life impacts of truck movements on local streets • Planners stress the importance of good intermodal connections for economic efficiency

  4. Solution Example Matched to DeficienciesBrooklyn Waterfront Access Deficiency Gowanus Congestion Initial Proposed Solutions Infrastructure – Create an east-west truck route connecting South Brooklyn and Queens Policy – Allow trucks to use Belt Parkway Operations – Use information- based terminal management systems to help dray operators schedule trips

  5. Solution Example Matched to DeficienciesBrooklyn Waterfront Access (continued) Deficiency Limited highway exit and entrance ramps force trucks to travel extensively on local streets Tight turning geometries at ramps Confusing and cluttered signage Initial Proposed Solutions Infrastructure – Construct a new ramp to connect SBMT and 65th Street Yard directly to the Gowanus Operations – Upgrade ramp and local road geometries to better accommodate common truck movements Operations – Conduct comprehensive signage improvement program

  6. Solution Example Matched to DeficienciesBrooklyn Waterfront Access (continued) Deficiency Difficult operations on local roads due to passenger traffic and parked cars Initial Proposed Solutions Infrastructure – Consider direct ramp access Policy – Strictly enforce parking regulations on major truck corridors

  7. Five Functions Served by Proposal Alternatives • Enhance intermodal connections • Manage heavy demand on regional infrastructure by balancing the needs of freight and passenger traffic • Remove constraints that act as bottlenecks in modal networks • Expand goods access to regional demand centers through improved freight management, operations, and infrastructure • Improve transportation options for freight users

  8. HighwayProposed Infrastructure Improvements • Eliminate vertical clearance limitations that cause diversion to local roads (i.e., BQE) • New roadway links to major truck generators (i.e., Bruckner to Hunts Point) • Major reconstruction of Highbridge Interchange • New east-west connector from Brooklyn to JFK • Continuous service roads along major highways • Increased capacity at Goethals and Tappan Zee bridges

  9. HighwaysPolicy Improvements • Allow trucks to use key parkway segments (possibly time limited) such as Grand Central and Belt • Further toll price management to influence truck routing and timing choice • Stricter enforcement of current truck routes and restrictions • Allow trucks to use HOV lanes at night • Encourage/require off-peak deliveries in CBD

  10. HighwaysOperating/Technology • Accelerated expansion of ITS • Geometry improvements at critical locations • Improved signage • Greater coordination between private logistics and public ITS systems

  11. RailInfrastructure Improvements • 17’6” TOFC vertical clearance program on major lines and access to intermodal yards • 20’6” EOH doublestack vertical clearance on major lines • Increased weight limits on select lines • WOH rail line and terminal capacity improvements • Increased EOH terminal capacity • Construction of permanent cross-Hudson freight rail connection

  12. RailPolicy Improvements • Support the EOH Rail Freight Task Force • Monitor impacts of toll pricing on river crossings • Eliminate or reduce railroad taxation Operating/Technology Improvements • Better coordinate passenger and freight operations, particularly on the Hudson Line • Revitalize cross-harbor floats • Restore freight service to Staten Island • Support Amtrak mail and express delivery

  13. PortsInfrastructure • Increase availability of “Express Rail” style on-dock rail and expand WOH intermodal yard capacity • Improve connections to regional rail network such as Staten Island North Shore Line and Arlington Yard • Improve truck circulation and access such as Portway and Goethals twinning

  14. PortPolicy Improvements • Combat “freight sprawl” by adopting land use policies that encourage warehouse and distribution center development in the existing metro area Operating/Technology • Use dedicated inland distribution networks to move port commodities through limited terminal space • Use information systems to manage terminal resources such as coordination of empty container supply

  15. AirportsInfrastructure • Create east-west truck route from South Brooklyn to JFK • Improve Hudson River crossings to facilitate access to Newark • Develop truck ferry service connecting Manhattan to JFK

  16. AirportsPolicy Improvements • Permit trucks to access parkway sections to reach airport facilities • Permit small trucks to use HOV lanes Operating/Technology • Develop regional air freight service plan • Improve loading/unloading operations in Manhattan