July 11, 2018: DOT Awards $19 Million to Construction of Inland Port in Town of DeWitt

The New York State Department of Transportation awards $19 million towards the construction of the first central NY inland port in the Town of DeWitt. The state will work with CSX to realign and modernize the existing rail yard in order to ensure that it can handle stacked, non-wheeled international shipping containers. The yard will also receive new crane equipment and lifts, upgraded security and deploying technology enhancements for international import and export services, and the construction of new areas for the stacking and handling of shipping containers.
The purpose of the port is to allow containerized freight to be moved between the existing CSX terminal in the Town of Dewitt and the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The Department of Transportation estimates that 80% of the freight moved through New York is done so via trucks along Interstate 81. The new inland port is expected to reduce the number of trucks on the road, reduce shipping costs, and allow regional exports like metals, wood, and agricultural products to be more competitively priced.

DOT awards $19 million to construction of inland port at CSX rail yard in DeWitt