By Land and By Sea – Could Two Ferry Routes Help Solve Our Traffic Crisis?
Imagine skipping the traffic, the crowded buses, and hoping on a ferry to get to your destination! Well, Boston Harbor Now has proposed two new ferry routes. One would expand the Charlestown-Long Wharf route to include East Boston and the Seaport through the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Fares would be either $3.50 or $6.50 a trip, with annual ridership estimated at 924,000 to 1.6 million.
The second ferry would be a Quincy-to-downtown boat that could also stop at the JFK Library. Trips would cost either $6.50 or $10, and the annual ridership projected is between 190,000 and 412,000.
Boston Harbor Now began a study back in 2017 to help unlock the possibilities of ferries for cities and towns with the goal of identifying routes for new or expanded service.
Back in March it was reported that The Seaport Leadership Group – funders of the Seaport to North Station ferry lowered the price for one-way fares for public riders to five dollars (including fees). It was from twelve dollars. visit www.seaportferry.com.
So maybe ferries will help alleviate our nightmarish traffic?
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