Fort Lee officials have announced that a second shuttle will be added to transport residents to the Edgewater Ferry Terminal, operated by New York Waterway. Mayor Mark Sokolich said that the additional shuttles, estimated to cost $85,000 each, are being donated to the Borough by the Port Authority in an agreement between the two entities.
The agreement was voted on and approved during last week's Mayor and Council meeting. Councilman Armand Pohan, chairman of New York Waterway, recused himself from voting.
First introduced under Mayor Jack Alter, Fort Lee residents have been enjoying free shuttle bus service along Palisade Avenue to the Edgewater Ferry terminal for years. Officials estimate that approximately 100 passengers ride the bus each weekday. In an effort to relieve the traffic flow to the George Washington Bridge, officials are pleased to offer an additional shuttle that will travel along Anderson Avenue, servicing the western portion of town.
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