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Fund the ferry

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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Seventy-five billion dollars, Mr. Mayor, and you could not put the funding in the fiscal 2015 budget for the Rockaway-Brooklyn Army Terminal ferry service. Five borough presidents, Community Board 14, some of our representatives in Congress, the state Senate, state Assembly and City Council — and most important, the residents of the Rockaways, Broad Channel, Breezy Point and Brooklyn — are all in support. We think you should rethink this and add the funds needed for the operation of this most needed form of transportation, our only form of water transportation for the entire Peninsula.

Now I know why you never came to the thank-you rally we held for you because you extended our ferry service. Most likely you knew when the train was going back into service and our ferry would sail away for good. This proves once again that Rockaway is truly the stepchild of New York City

Daniel Ruscillo Jr.
Co-chairman, Transportation Committee of Community Board 14
Rockaway Park

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