The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has announced the release of the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP). Prepared in coordination with PANYNJ’s federal partner, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Tier 1 DEIS evaluates alternatives to improve the movement of goods in the region by enhancing the transportation of freight across New York Harbor. The public comment period is now open and will close on Friday, February 27, 2015. Public hearings will take place in winter 2015 (dates to be announced). The Tier 1 DEIS is available for download at Please do not hesitate to contact Mark Hoffer, Director of Port Initiatives for the Port Authority at (212) 435-7276 with any questions or comments.