Season 3: Fast Ferry

Fast Ferry recounts the rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous boat to nowhere. Opening in 2004, the Rochester to Toronto service was supposed to offer a new, lucrative route to move people and goods across Lake Ontario. Instead it lasted less than two hundred days before shuttering for good leaving the city and state millions of dollars in debt. In this season, the Hear UR team seeks to answer a few questions: was this a case of mismanagement and corruption? or good intentions gone awry. Tune into all four episodes to find out the answer.

EPISODE 300: TRAILER

What does the conventional wisdom get right and wrong about the rise and fall of the service.

EPISODE 301: A NEW HOPE

HEAR UR goes through the foundations of the short lived Rochester Fast Ferry. With the help from former Mayor of Rochester William A. Johnson, we get to understand what was really happening in Rochester during its Fast Ferry boom.