According to Mid Hudson News ferry ridership between Newburgh and Beacon for the MTA Metro North Railroad has increased 29% in 2008. “Metro-North President Howard Permut told MidHudsonNews.com the large jump on the Newburgh-Beacon service is a reflection of its ease and convenience over the conventional method of driving over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.”
This is very good news being that the revitalization of a city has A LOT to do with it’s access to public transportation. Ease to and from work in Manhattan is definitely something that has always been desirable. And, the ferry only cost $10 monthly for commuters! Whether this 29% increase are long residing residents of Newburgh who no longer want to drive across the bridge or newbies moving in to the area, this is good news.
One day off in the very distant future, you may not need a car to live in Newburgh-IF enough businesses open to fulfill your necessities-food, entertainment, worship, work, childcare, school/college, laundry, gym….the list goes on. But like I said-one day off in the far distant future….. For more positive Newburgh news check out this link.