Long Island is one of the largest consumer markets in the United States with a population of more than 2.8 million people in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Despite its size, less than one percent of freight is delivered to Long Island by rail as compared to 19 percent in the nine northeastern states.
As Long Island's population is expected to increase to approximately 3.3 million people by 2035, the growth of inbound freight to the Island is projected to increase to 98 million tons per year. Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT) is the future of safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable rail freight transportation to and from this critical U.S. market.
Brookhaven Rail Terminal was formed by local, established Long Island business professionals in conjunction with Brookhaven Rail LLC. BRT is the first multi-modal rail freight facility on Long Island to provide rail based shipping, warehousing and Logistic Services to this critical U.S. market. BRT is located at the geographic nexus of Long Island in Yaphank, New York - immediately adjacent to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and the Long Island Expressway (Interstate I-495), which provide direct rail and road access.
With Brookhaven Rail Terminal, Long Island businesses and farmers now have increased access to world markets through BRT's connection to the national rail network. The ability to use BRT to ship and store commodities in refrigerated, climate-controlled and dry warehousing translates to lower costs, more flexible local service and a greatly expanded market reach. In addition, BRT's rail transportation shipping and warehousing services are keeping transportation costs competitive while significantly protecting the environment.
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