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Old 07-08-2008, 07:05 AM
 
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Does anyone know why it takes so long to get a ferry up and running from towns in NJ? Elizabeth, Carteret, South Amboy - all talk about ferries for years, but they are all in planning stages - if that. What takes so long?
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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Ummm.....money to build them, maybe? Demand, maybe? Environmental regulations/red tape, maybe?

Especially with the recent downturn in the housing market, I wouldn't hold your breath for any new ferry services. The Elizabeth ferry, for example, revolved around a huge mixed-use development that was planned behind Jersey Gardens. Based on the cost of construction 2 years ago and the rents/sales prices that a project in Elizabeth could command, the project was a pipe dream even back then, so now it's got a snowball's chance in hell of getting built.
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