Over the past three decades, more than $25 billion in public funds were used to clean up the harbor, reroute the Central Artery and create the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.  Those public investments have been more than matched in historic rates of private development—and rush hour traffic jams–along the waterfront.  

Boston Harbor Now is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and other stakeholders to help bring Boston Harbor’s commuter and recreational water transportation system to scale and link it to land-based transit options.  When we are successful, Boston Harbor ferries and water taxis will help ease Greater Boston’s traffic problems, spur transit-related development and increase recreational access to the Boston Harbor Islands.

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