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Goods Movement Matters

The New York-New Jersey metropolitan region supports a population of 18.1 million individuals, all of whom rely on the region’s goods movement system to fulfill their needs. From food to furniture and fuel to phones, more than 1 billion tons of goods are moved each year throughout the region. As these goods are shipped to the consumer, congestion adds $2.5 annually to the cost of delivering these goods to consumers and businesses.

The Logistics of Foods

Grown across the U.S. and throughout the world, food travels an average of 1,500 miles to reach the consumer. Regionally, this means that the 24 million tons of food delivered each year travels billions of miles by rail, truck, airplane, and ship. To reach NYC, 1 out of every 4 trucks crossing from NJ to NYC carries food. In Manhattan, a typical supermarket receives an average of 24 deliveries by truck per day.

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