New Jersey involves both freight and passenger travel, for local and long distance travel. NJDOT focuses on freight rail transportation and coordinates with the Class 1s, Regional and Short Line railroads. The Department coordinates with NJTRANSIT for the provision of statewide transportation and passenger rail service. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has a vital interest in preserving and improving the rail freight part of its transportation network. New Jersey has approximately 1,000 miles of rail freight lines serving customers large and small. Our state is served by short line regional and national railroads. Rail shipments allow cost effective movement of goods with less stress on the State's highway system as well as fewer emissions and less energy use. NJDOT supports New Jersey's economic activity by providing a strong, multimodal transportation system that makes rail service available, safe and effective for as many businesses as possible.