Report points to promising ridership for possible Bronx ferry service

Lawmakers say a ferry would cut down commute time for Bronx residents.

Lawmakers say a ferry would cut down commute time for Bronx residents. (1/13/14)

SOUNDVIEW - Lawmakers say they're ready to advocate for ferry service in the Bronx after a recent report shows indications of promising ridership if there was a station in Soundview.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation projected more than 600 passenger rides daily out of Soundview for a possible ferry station. Bronx Councilman James Vacca says a ferry would also cut down on commuting time for Bronx residents heading to Manhattan.

Vacca says he wants include Co-op City, Throggs Neck, Soundview and Hunts Point on the list of possible locations for ferry stations.

More than 800 people have signed a petition started by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance to bring a ferry to the Bronx.
 

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