The Greenport Village Board voted Thursday to send a letter to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) asking that the legislature allow a “landing fee” for cars entering Greenport from the North Ferry the next time the ferry company goes before the legislature to seek a fare increase. READ
The quickest solution to alleviate North Ferry traffic might simply be to do a better job with educating drivers, according to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley.
Ferry traffic has been a nagging issue for some Greenport Village residents over the last few years.
But after a public hearing Thursday about whether to make Wiggins Street a two-way street again drew mixed reactions from residents, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said the Village should get more feedback on possible ferry traffic solutions before making a decision. READ
North Ferry’s time-honored method of collecting fares was replaced April 16 by 21st century technology.
Following a period of discontent on the part of Greenport officials with North Ferry’s traffic routing and wear and tear on roads, the Southold Transportation Commission is waiting for a report from the village before it schedules a meeting with representatives of both sides. READ
A Southold man was arrested for false personation after he was questioned by police for sleeping in the North Ferry terminal in Greenport Saturday. READ
Greenport Village is looking to establish a new revenue stream for road repairs by charging drivers traveling to the North Ferry.
Upset over congestion caused by the North Ferry, Greenport Village residents are calling for changes to be made to decrease the amount of traffic created by those traveling to Shelter Island and the South Fork. READ
If you’re a regular North Ferry rider still bothered by long lines from Greenport, don’t expect relief anytime soon. READ
Traffic from Wiggins Street (left) is directed into the ferry line while those trying to join the line from Third Street are told to turn around and go back to Front Street unless there’s no back up of vehicles on Wiggins. (Credit: Julie Lane)
North Ferry says it’s found a simple solution to its vehicle line-up in Greenport.
“We toyed with a number of different configurations,” said General Manager Bridg Hunt. (more…)