New Rochelle looking to get commuters off the roads and onto the waterways
Officials are hoping residents will be willing to trade in their four wheels for a ferry.
Despite the tragedy on the Staten Island Ferry that killed 10 people and injured 42, New Rochelle officials are still not giving up on plans to start a ferry service.
A recent study has pinpointed Fort Slocum, Echo Bay and the marina at Hudson Park as three potential sites for the service. The hope is to attract more tourists to Westchester and ease congestion at I-95.
Some residents are skeptical, saying they are not sure people would be willing to give up driving.
Right now, there are no set plans for the ferry. More studies need to be conducted before the waterway becomes the new highway for commuters.