Rail shipments allow cost effective movement of goods with less stress on the State's highway system as well as fewer emissions and less energy use. Major commodities shipped by rail include petrochemicals (including plastic pellets and crude oil), construction materials, food products, raw materials and finished goods for manufacturers.
New Jersey has approximately 1,000 miles of rail freight lines serving customers large
and small. Our state is served by short line regional and national railroads.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has a vital interest in preserving and improving the rail freight part
of its transportation network. NJDOT supports New Jersey's economic activity by providing a strong, multimodal transportation system that makes rail service available, safe and effective for as many businesses as possible through the following programs: