NYC EDC investment in freight.

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NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby DogBert » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:22 pm

https://www.nycedc.com/sites/default/fi ... ital_3.pdf

The city gov. claims it will spend 100M on freight improvements. Zero specifics are mentioned for rail. It sounds like they want to better utilize existing rail property for trans-load facilities and sidings.

I see some empty seats in this photo, but the backdrop is nice.
https://twitter.com/NYCEDC/status/1018937531658891265
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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby ConstanceR46 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:09 pm

That picture highlights how similar the KLW switcher looks to the CIE 121 class...
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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby ccutler » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:25 pm

NYC is run by a bunch of morons. Don't expect anything meaningful to come from these projects, other than short-term union jobs.
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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby riffian » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:10 pm

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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby Ðauntless » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:23 pm

ccutler wrote:NYC is run by a bunch of morons. Don't expect anything meaningful to come from these projects, other than short-term union jobs.


Nailed it.

7 years later and SBMT is still essentially vacant. 14 years to activate a new yard...the list goes on and on. And its not just Railroad projects.
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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby DogBert » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:16 pm

I have little faith anything will come of this, other than 100M disappearing before our eyes and spent on consultants who then kick back some of it as campaign contributions. No specifics are mentioned, and there's not a whole lot of real estate they can reuse to create new transload facilities even if they can find customers to use them.
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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby Ðauntless » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 am

There is actually quite a bit of land if one looks hard enough and is willing to pay. Lots of private investment going on such as the new sand operation in Bergen Point, and there is something in the works for a marine transload terminal outside of Oak Point Yard. Working with NYCEDC and PANYNJ is like pissing in the wind. Been there, done that.
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Re: NYC EDC investment in freight.

Postby rb » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 pm

The new marine terminal at Oak Point is up and running. It's for importing cement by ship from a Canadian-government-backed cement plant up on the Gaspé Peninsula.
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