Monday, October 26, 2009

Govs Announce Lake Crossing Alternatives

New York Governor David Paterson and Vermont Governor Jim Douglas say there are some transportation alternatives for commuters impacted by the Lake Champlain Bridge closure. The New York State Department of Transportation closed the bridge suddenly a week and a half ago, amid concerns over a cracked foundation. Fox 44 reports that Paterson says the two states have reached an agreement with the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry operator to offer free service between Ticonderoga, NY and Shoreham, Vt. The ferry that runs between Essex, NY and Charlotte, Vt. will also offer free service. Both free ferries's begin Tuesday morning. Also being offered, free express bus service in Vermont that will bring commuters to three major employers in Vermont.