A Queens lawmaker is pushing for a shuttle bus, designed for New Yorkers to reach the Far Rockaway New York City Ferry terminal, to be reinstated after it was canned due to low ridership.
State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato demanded on Wednesday for the permanent reinstatement of the Downtown Far Rockaway shuttle bus to the Beach 108th St. terminal.
The service was launched as a three-month pilot program last October, connecting downtown Far Rockaway and Wavecrest Gardens to the ferry. The service ended Jan. 18.
"Transportation has to remain an option for this community, and once we put it out there — the shuttle — we cannot take it away," Amato said. "We have to teach our residents the opportunities they have to get to where they are going."
According to the Economic Development Corporation, less than three percent of Rockaway Ferry riders used the service during the pilot program, and thus the corporation does not have plans to reinstate the shuttle.