Bi-State Domestic Freight Ferries Study

de Cerreño, A.L.C., Robins, M.E., Woods, P. Strauss-Wieder, A. & Yeung, R.
Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in conjunction with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, September 2006

This study, funded by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, explores the feasibility of freight ferries as an alternative for domestic truck freight movements that cross the Hudson River via existing bridges and tunnels. While 'mode shift' efforts, such as direct rail or barging of material, can reduce some truck movements, trucking will remain a dominant component of the region's freight system and traffic. At the same time, congestion is growing on the region's roadway system, making the evaluation of alternatives for truck movements more imperative.