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Proposed Ferry Service Could Help Ease Traffic Nightmare Of Pending Pulaski Skyway Closure

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 18, 2013

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Map Of Proposed Ferry Route by Jonathan Bien

The pending two year closure of the Pulaski Skyway has commuters preparing for a regional traffic nightmare; one real estate consultant is proposing a ferry service to help ease motorist’s pain.

The idea is to develop a parcel of land, near Newark Airport, into a transportation hub that would provide Ferry Service into lower Manhattan. Jonathan Bien, with M3 Advisory Services, developed the plan. He says it would bring both financial and environmental benefits to the entire region.

“People are not going to be able to make it into Manhattan, and it’s going to impact the region, and it’s going to last for two years and it doesn’t have to be as bad plus the project that’s being proposed has an enduring value it’s not a band-aid that you throw away, it’s a new piece of infrastructure that has an enduring value to the state and the region. ”

Bien says he has tried to get the Port Authority and the State Department of Transportation to consider the proposal but has yet to receive a response.

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