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Vallone wants more ferries

In response to Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of his plans to expand ferry service across the five boroughs, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) is again demanding that the city implement ferry service in Northeast Queens.

Last May, Council members Vallone, Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) wrote a letter to the city Economic Development Corp. and the Mayor’s Office stating their support for ferry stops at Fort Totten in Bayside and the World’s Fair Marina at Flushing Meadows.

The members believe those sites have the potential to be successful due to the demand from the area communities, economic viability, lack of transportation options available in Northeast Queens, and the availability of existing docks.

Additionally, they say ferry service would provide much needed relief to overcrowding on the No. 7 subway line.

In light of the mayor’s proposal on ferry expansion to the Rockaways and Hunters Point, Vallone is sending a follow-up letter to the de Blasio administration.

See full story at Queens Chronicle.