Originally Posted by landshark
Not sure what is worse, the fact it hit the dock at 14 mph or the fact it cost $655/month to use the ferry.
Our COL is ridiculous here, but trust me when I say that the people on that ferry weren't traveling to jobs at Mcdonald's. My friend takes that route (thank god, not that boat). He trades for a boutique hedge fund. He makes well over $400,000 a year at 34 and has been for awhile.
Besides that, from that area of NJ to downtown Manhattan by car, you're looking at 1:30 with NO traffic. Rush hour? See you tomorrow, AND once you are there parking will cost $500 a month. In between there are TWO tolls over $10 each and that's before gas. If I was making bank and wanted my kids to grow up with a nice sized yard and big house, I'd be on that ferry every morning too.
Thankfully no one died like in 2003 on the free SI Ferry.