So, where is that commuter ferry?

About a year ago The Post had an article about plans to have a commuter ferry on the Potomac by this spring. Having not heard anything as spring arrived, I tried to get some information out of the District Department of Transportation a few months ago. Here is the reply I recieved from them:

Initially, the initiative was pulled back due to inadequacies in the initial request for the proposal, however the proposal is currently back in the contracting process. DDOT is currently working with the Anacostia Waterfront Administration, as well as the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) with the intent to get the service running by Summer 2006.

The e-mail also included contact information for a DDOT employee involved with the project. I sent an e-mail to that person, but never heard back from him. Now, it is June 6 and nothing else has come out in the media, so don’t get you hopes up for taking a ferry ride into DC every morning anytime soon. If you have heard more, do let us know in the comments.

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