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New York mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a $100m scheme aimed at rejuvenating New York’s maritime industry. The money will go towards easing congestion and pollution around the city’s “aging” freight infrastructure, according to City & State. Some have argued that the plan fails to take into account NYC’s current infrastructure.  This is roundly rebuked by the person leading the initiative – James Patchett of NYC Economic Development. Writing in City & State, Mr Patchett says “antiquated highways and truck traffic” are reason enough to look towards the city’s maritime potential.

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  • Lana Gunia

    September 21, 2018 at 7:20 am

    A large investment for New York’s maritime industry!!