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Squadron urges alternative transportation for Greenpoint following ferry ramp collapse

Daniel Squadron. Eagle file photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Following Thursday morning's ferry ramp collapse at the India Street/Greenpoint East River Ferry stop, State Senator Daniel Squadron is urging an investigation and calling for an alternative means of transportation for the already-underserved Greenpoint community. Squadron released the following statement:

"While I'm grateful that no one was hurt, this morning's ferry ramp collapse in Greenpoint raised a number of safety concerns that I hope NY Waterway and the EDC will quickly investigate so this vital service can be restored.  I also urge NY Waterway and the City to work together to immediately provide an alternative means of transportation for the many Greenpoint residents and businesses who rely on the ferry. Greenpoint is already drastically underserved when it comes to public transit, and a shutdown of ferry service only exacerbates the problem. A shuttle bus to the nearest ferry stop would go a long way for the community."

February 13, 2014 - 2:00pm


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