Portion of Staten Island Railroad Reactivated

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently reactivated the Staten Island Railroad, an eight-mile railway that will connect Staten Island to the national rail freight network. The $75 million project, a joint venture between New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), is a key component of the City’s historic Solid Waste Management Plan. The reactivation created more than 780 construction jobs and will result in 330 new permanent jobs. The reactivation will be a tremendous boost to the Staten Island economy by providing much needed direct rail access

Working to Reactivate Staten Island Railroad

January 15, 2005 The Cross-Tie 0

NEW YORK — In December, construction began on the reactivation of the eight-mile Staten Island Railroad to provide rail-freight access to Staten Island. The $72 million project is a joint venture of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The project will create more than 330 permanent jobs for Staten Island and reduce truck traffic on the island by 100,000 trips a year. “This is a critical project for the economic and environmental future of Staten Island,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Reactivation of the Staten Island Railroad will help

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