Albany, NY — In an op-ed for the Albany Times Union, Joseph Alston of The Business Council of New York State writes:

“As Gov. Hochul has said, “Sustained commerce is the lifeblood for our regional and state economy.” Rail should be considered a core tool and partner to the officials across our state implementing CLCPA. We have seen progress in awarding state funding to freight and passenger lines, and this kind of forward thinking will benefit New York economies and communities for years to come.

But we must also get the policy environment right if we are going to encourage rail freight that cuts emissions. Let’s not freeze rail operations in the past and work against our own climate goals.”

Read the Full Op-ed.