Southeast Queens community supports bill to raise waste transfer industry standards

The City Council heard testimony on new legislation to raise standards in the waste transfer industry that has caused quality-of-life issues in southeast Queens for generations.

Councilman I. Daneek Miller introduced the Waste to Rail Act (Intro. 2349) earlier this month that would incentivize the use of rail to export waste, thereby reducing total truck traffic and helping to address environmental, safety and other quality-of-life issues associated with trucking.

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