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121 views • May 4, 2018

Subways Breath a Sigh of Relief as de Blasio Expands the Ferry System

Some 4.6 million annual passengers were estimated take NYC ferries by 2023 But the latest figures show there could be as many as 9 million. [[Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor]] [ 6:27-6:33] “We have put in the new executive budget $300 million in capital funding.” The money will go to increasing the capacity of the ferries improving piers and docks and building a new homeport for ferry repair. over the next 5 years. This spring and summer more high-capacity boats will be added that can hold 350 people. Boats that ran every 25 - 60 minutes are set to run every 20 - 30 minutes. Currently, the ferries travel from Rockaway, Astoria, Williamsburg, and South Brooklyn to Manhattan. Two new routes are expected to open late this summer: Soundview in the Bronx and the Lower East Side in Manhattan.
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