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Could ferries help alleviate traffic?

We all know how rough traffic can be during rush hour.  Getting in and out of downtown can be nightmarish if you drive.  But what if ferries were an option? 

Well, according to the Boston Globe, Boston Harbor Now is hoping to get approval for two more ferry routes – one to expand the Charlestown-Long Wharf route to include East Boston and the Seaport. The second ferry would be a Quincy-to-downtown boat that could also stop at the JFK Library. Well, that’s good news! Boston Harbor Now will pitch these new ferry’s at the state’s Water Transportation Advisory Council meeting on Thursday.

You can read more about this here!

More ferry news

Hopping on a ferry from the Seaport to North Station just got a little cheaper! The Seaport Leadership Group – funders of the ferry – announced on Tuesday that the one-way fare for public riders will now be five dollars (including fees).  It was  from twelve dollars.  The new fee begins on April 1st (no fooling).

Another bonus is the number of public seats guaranteed to be available will increase from five to fifteen depending on the time of the departure up to seventy seats will be made available for public reservations. Well, that should help commuters often stuck in traffic in this area. You just need to reserve your spot here! 

For more information regarding the Seaport/North Station ferry service, or to book a ticket, please visit www.seaportferry.com.

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