A commute that got cheaper
New York Water Taxi cruises past downtown. Photo from reneerwest on Flickr.
Heres a commute that defies the law of ever-increasing fares: The New York Water Taxi announced it is lowering its prices. Trips on the ferry lines into lower Manhattan from Yonkers and Haverstraw will go from $12 to $10 and $15 to $12, respectively, starting May 1.
Savings are greater the more trips you buy. The struggling ferry line hopes cheaper seats will increase ridership, which along the line is at 2,200 people a month low considering each trip could ferry 149 passengers.
The service is able to keep operating costs down through public funding and grants, including one from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.
-- Garett Sloane