NJ commuters worried about possible New York Waterway service cuts
If you ride the ferry to and from Manhattan you may soon have to find another ride. Due to financial problems New York Waterway, the largest ferry service in New Jersey, may have to cut back service and many commuters say they are not happy. The ferry company serves 38,000 commuters on a daily basis.A spokesman for New York Waterways says a lack of riders may force the ferry to reduce service. They also blame expensive fuel and the diminished job market in lower Manhattan for the trouble. A statement released from New York Waterway officials this week says, There is a greater than anticipated drop off in ridership in lower Manhattan."In ordered to avoid a cut, officials are reportedly considering asking two smaller ferry operators, New York Water Taxi and SeaStreak, if they would expand.