City Island community organization pushing for ferry service

The proposed ferry route already has over 1,5000 signatures, but there are constituents who are in opposition of the current proposal.

Valerie Ryan and Adolfo Carrion

Oct 26, 2023, 12:32 AM

Updated 177 days ago

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A community organization based in City Island is pushing for ferry service to make the island more accessible. 
Community members from City Island Rising say that a ferry service would not only provide more efficient transportation for City Island residents, but also would increase foot traffic for local businesses. 
"I would much rather... get on a ferry and be in Midtown in 45 minutes as opposed to getting on the 29 [bus] and the 6 [train]," said City Island Rising member David Diaz. 
The proposed ferry route already has over 1,5000 signatures, but there are constituents who are in opposition of the current proposal. 
Council member Marjorie Velazquez says that many say they would prefer a ferry stop near Orchard Beach with additional bus service to City Island because of traffic congestion and lack of infrastructure.


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