Wintrhop, Mass. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) attended the groundbreaking ceremony at the Winthrop Marine Terminal Building, May 20, 2011.
“The groundbreaking of the new ferry terminal marks a significant moment in Winthrop’s history," said Rep. Markey. "Not only does the ferry terminal represent a permanent commitment to commuter ferry service in Winthrop, but most importantly, it represents the beginning of a vision to beautify Winthrop’s waterfront that will stimulate economic growth in this picturesque coastal community. Winthrop commuters who are tired of the tolls and traffic, will now to be able to comfortably wait at the brand new terminal for the ferry to conveniently whisk them into Boston.
I remain committed to working with Town Manager Jim McKenna and Council President Jeff Turco on the continued efforts to develop the Winthrop Ferry project including the purchase of a permanent ferry vessel and the revitalization of the waterfront area. I commend all of Winthrop’s Town officials, Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray, Senator Petruccelli, and especially Speaker DeLeo, for demonstrating tremendous leadership in seeing this important project through to completion and for making this one-time dream a reality.”
(Left to right): Town Manager James McKenna, Precinct 6 Councilor Linda Calla, Congressman Ed Markey, Council President Jeff Turco, At- Large Councilor Larry Powers, Precinct 3 Councilor Nick DelVento and Barbara Bishop from Speaker DeLeo’s Office.
(Left to right): Guy Bresnahan from the Mass DOT Office of Transportation Planning, Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration Mary Beth Mello, General Manager of the MBTA Richard Davey, Council President Jeff Turco, Congressman Ed Markey, Precinct 6 Councilor Linda Calla, Town Manager James McKenna, Executive Secretary of the Seaport Advisory Council Louis Elisa, Precinct 3 Councilor Nick DelVento and At- Large Councilor Larry Powers.