NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two state lawmakers want to explore another ferry route in the city from Long Island’s South Shore.
Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Melissa Miller have asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to look into the idea.READ MORE: Body Cam Video Released After Police Shoot Teenage Girl To Death In Ohio
Inwood in Nassau County would be one potential docking spot.READ MORE: Jersey City Schools Scrap Plans To Stay All-Remote Until September, Will Bring Students Back Next Week
The lawmakers say it would reduce dependence on the Long Island Rail Road and would diversify transportation options for island residents.
“I think anything that helps get people out of Penn Station, which was built in 1911 and not meant to handle the traffic it sees today, have a dignified, reliable way to get to and from New York City I think is really important,” Kaminsky told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.
Kaminsky said the recently launched temporary ferry service to Manhattan from Glen Cove on the North Shore is proving successful and could be replicated for Nassau County commuters who live near the South Shore.
“This is an option without traffic, it’s an option that has proven to work in other places and it gets cars off the road as well,” Kaminsky said.MORE NEWS: New York City Dismisses Thousands Of Prostitution Cases, Will No Longer Prosecute Many Offenses Related To Sex Work
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