A Brooklyn Paper story indicates New York Waterway, the company that runs the East River Ferry, is in talks with the MTA to add ferry rides to the MetroCard. The ferry, which had its maiden voyage in June of last year, shuttles passengers from North Brooklyn and DUMBO to midtown Manhattan and Wall Street, making it a welcome change in hundreds of commuters’ mornings. Though it will surely be a while before all the details are worked out (one way on the ferry is $4.00, as opposed to the MetroCard’s $2.25 ride), transit advocates think the streamlined system would be a boon for the the MTA. Transportation Alternatives spokesman Michael Murphy is quoted as saying “There should be one transit card that people can use on the MTA, the ferries, the PATH, bike share, and commuter rail. A seamless public transportation experience would be a welcome development for New Yorkers and regional commuters.” (Photo: Lulun Kame/Flickr)