Marine highways called answer to interstate jams

A tug moving containers on a barge near New York City. SUNY photo.

A few miles east of a never-ending traffic jam on I-95 heading for the George Washington Bridge, port officials and barge operators said new marine highway routes can help deal with mounting congestion in the Northeast.

“The capacity lies back on the water. That’s where it all began. Before we had a rail and road system, that’s how we did it,” said Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, speaking at a marine highway conference hosted Thursday by the State...

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