In her State of the City address today, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn called for the development of a comprehensive citywide ferry system. We love the proposal - after all, our G train advocacy stems from our belief that New York needs more transit options, not less - although her speech did touch on New Yorkers' frustrations with unreliable G train service:
"Imagine... traveling from Brooklyn to Queens... without waiting for the G train."
The Speaker's full speech can be found here, in PDF format:
It's interesting to note that the G train serves some busy Brooklyn and Queens riverfront communities, from Red Hook to Williamsburg to Long Island City. Instead of replacing the unreliable G train with ferry service, how about the MTA steps up and enhances G line service to complement ferry service, to give Brooklyn and Queens a slew of added transit options?