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A subsidized container-on-barge service linking Brooklyn's Red Hook terminal with New Jersey railheads has been extended for a third year.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved $2.3 million for the service -- $1.2 million to keep the service operating through December, and up to $1.1 million in state funds to used as a match for federal money.
Some of the federal money will be used for a study of how to improve the service, including whether the existing lift-on/lift-off barge service should be changed to roll on/roll off.
To implement the study's recommendations, up to $6 million in capital funds will be sought from the federal government …