Ferry Service to the Bronx

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NYC Councilman and Transportation Committee Chairman says the push to hopefully one day bring ferry service from the Bronx to Manhattan has officially begun.

He needs support from our residents throughout the district by signing a petition showing support! Fast ferry service can save thousands of commuters more than an hour per day in travel time. The success of the East River Ferry has proven that New Yorkers will use ferry service that is fast, reliable, and affordable. We ask that you "test the waters" in the Bronx with 6-month pilot ferry service between Throgs Neck, Clason Point, and Manhattan that is priced competitively with express bus service.

Soundview and Throgs Neck are densely populated neighborhoods with sparse public transit options. Commutes from the southeastern Bronx are long, tiresome, and expensive, and traffic is insufferable. The time is now to serve some of the City's most under-served commuters!

Fast ferry service can save thousands of commuters more than an hour per day, giving them more time to spend the way they choose. For too long, the transportation needs of Soundview and Throgs Neck residents have been ignored by the City. The remarkable success of the East River Ferry has proven that New Yorkers will use ferry service that is fast, reliable, affordable, and convenient. We ask that you "test the waters" in the Bronx with 6-month pilot ferry service between Throgs Neck, Clason Point, and Manhattan that is priced competitively with express bus service. We are confident that ridership will be high and that a fast, reliable, enjoyable commute will vastly improve the daily lives of local residents.

To:
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and the Economic Development Corporation
Bring Ferry Service to the Bronx!

Sincerely,
[Your name]