Council Member Ben Kallos Applauds Mayor de Blasio's East Side Ferry Service Plan

Council Member Ben Kallos Applauds Mayor de Blasio's East Side Ferry Service Plan
 
New York, NY -- Following the announcement from Mayor de Blasio that New York City will see expanded ferry service by 2017, combining existing routes with new stops, City Council Member Ben Kallos (D- Manhattan) released the following statement:

"We're taking back the waterfront and improving commutes through expanded ferry service for New Yorkers. Thank you to Mayor Bill de Blasio for investing in our waterfront and transportation through ferry service which I have been proud to advocate for following the leadership on a Federal level by Senator Chuck Schumer and Congress Member Carolyn Maloney."

Background:

Council Member Kallos advocated for ferry service during his campaign, testifying before the City Planning Commission to encourage Roosevelt Island Ferry Service and terminal: 
http://kallosforcouncil.com/sites/kallosforcouncil.com/files/Testimony_CPC_ULURP_Cornell_20130206_1030.pdf 
Expanding ferry service through the "Nerd Boat" was part of his 2013 Policy Book: http://benkallos.com/sites/default/files/PolicyBook_20140209_900_Web.pdf 

Council Member Kallos successfully advocated for ferry service investment to be included last year's preliminary budget response: http://council.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/budget/2015/FY15%20Preliminary%20Budget%20Response.pdf

Council Member Kallos urged the redevelopment of the 90th Street Ferry Terminal through Public-Private Partnerships: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140506/upper-east-side/pols-looking-businesses-redevelop-ailing-east-river-esplanade

 
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