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While significant efficiencies have been achieved in both urban and interurban freight movements, the substantial growth in trade volumes, increased congestion, scarce and expensive real estate for freight, and diseconomies characterizing supply chains have radically altered freight transport and logistics over the last five years. Multi-firm commercial estates, concentrating different transport activities from different transport operators and users, offer not only the ideal framework for optimal use of modes, but also new options for the development of advanced systems of efficient management of sustainable freight flows. In addition to responding to the increase in freight volume, such facilities may offer the means to reduce freight-driven sprawl in greenfield areas by developing freight and trade-related distribution facilities within existing transportation corridors. The proposed project seeks to determine the feasibility of developing freight villages in the NYMTC region and to determine how or if they would mitigate the deficiencies challenging their development.