Hudson County commuters fear ferry service in danger of sinking

(11/16/04) WEEHAWKEN A popular New Jersey-New York ferry service is in danger of sinking, and many commuters are worried about having to trade their sea commute for tunnel turmoil.

NY Waterway ferry service has sent a letter to 400 of its employees informing them that the company is in danger of going under. Many residents who learned of the news Tuesday are now worried about the possibility of braving traffic, instead of waves, on a daily basis. Commuters who frequently use the ferry service say they enjoy the customer service, easy parking and view of the city on their way to Manhattan.

There is, however, some hope for the more than 30,000 commuters who use the ferry service on a daily basis. The Hudson County Improvement Authority may be interested in taking over the operation. If the takeover occurs, Jersey City, Weehawken and Hoboken would possibly coordinate ferry services between Hudson County and New York City.

Related link: New York Waterway

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