New York & Atlantic Railway - page 2

Business View Magazine
The New York & Atlantic
Hauling new york’s freight
James Bonner, Vice President of the New York & Atlan-
tic Railway (NYA), puts it succinctly: “We’re an econom-
ic driver,” he says. “We’re a huge, huge factor in the
economy of New York City and Long Island.” Bonner is
talking about the metropolitan region’s freight railroad
company that was created in 1997, when the Long Is-
land Railroad (LIRR) decided to de-link its freight op-
erations from its passenger system - the densest in
the nation - and put them into the hands of a private
“At that time,” says Paul Victor, NYA’s President, “it was
created to provide freight service to the customer base
in the New York City and Long Island area, along the
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