Don’t Get Too Comfortable

From yesterday’s Post, news that the New York Water Taxi is still running – to Yonkers. With the help of $1.2 million from a State and Federally-funded grant to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, NYWT is running daily commuter service to Yonkers (Westchester County) and Haverstraw (Rockland County). The larger grant, which totals $4.2 million, is intended to expand ferry service between Lower Manhattan and the suburbs. Its not clear from the article, but presumably most of the rest of the grant is going to New Jersey service. Rockland county is also contributing an additional $1.2 million subsidy to ensure that service goes as far Haverstraw.

The Rockland County subsidy runs through April, 2008. Based on past experience, the passengers to Haverstraw should enjoy the ride while it lasts. Come May, its back to the rails (or roads) for you.