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There’s something missing from Mayor de Blasio’s citywide ferry plan, say some city council members along the Hudson River. Although the citywide ferry proposal adds 5 new routes to the existing network, there are none planned for the Hudson.

 

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New York Daily News: Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) said he wants to resurrect a decades-old ferry route between 125th St. and New Jersey, and bring a new transit link to an area where Columbia University’s expansion will mean thousands of people coming in and out of the neighborhood.

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“We really are a mass transit deficit there and this really will give us one more option to try to get people to and from the business district,” said Councilman Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx).

“New Yorkers along the west side up to Riverdale want and need this service as well,” said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, the transportation committee chair.

Read more from New York Daily News here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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