State of the City’s Transit: Mayor Pledges New Ferry Routes and Faster Buses

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Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his sixth State of the City address at the Symphony Space in Manhattan.

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his annual State of the City speech Thursday, which included some big promises for the city’s commuters. He pledged to expand NYC Ferry service to three new neighborhoods—including the system’s first link to Staten Island—and undertake a number of initiatives to speed up the city’s sluggish bus network, like a new NYPD tow truck unit to haul away cars blocking bus lanes, according to the plan.

Speaking before a crowd at the Symphony Space, the mayor pledged to launch new ferry lines linking Staten Island to Manhattan’s west side and Coney Island to lower Manhattan. He also plans to expand the Soundview route—which launched in August to positive reviews from Bronx riders—to connect with Ferry Point on the borough’s…

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