New Jersey Transit bus riders will soon have a new way to get across the Hudson River: by boat.

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The agency is partnering with New York Waterway which will provide ferry service to customers.

The pilot program will allow riders to skip the traffic-clogged Lincoln Tunnel and Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Starting June 3, riders on three NJ Transit bus lines will have the option to take a ferry to Weehawken's Port for the commute home. There is no ferry service in the morning.

The boat ride from Manhattan's Pier 79 on West 39th Street takes about 8 minutes.

Fares for July and August are $98 for 10 bus and 10 ferry rides for zone 2 bus riders and $122 for zone 3 passengers.

A regular rate will be established in September.

 

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