Catherine, in Venice at the moment, wrote me that she had seen an article in a local paper in the last week about a special vaporetto service that only picked up Venetians. She didn't get it all (the Italian, I presume), and asked me to post about it.
I checked Il Gazzettino for the month and searched the words vaporetto and vaporetti, and found nothing about the issue. Maybe she saw it in La Nuova Venezia. I know that Venetians hate the overcrowding on the Canal Grande, so it might be tempting -- in fact, I mentioned this to my wife yesterday, believe it or not.
But running two vap services would be extremely expensive/inefficient. There are so few Venetians. To add a second line for them would be crazy, not to mention the worsening of the crowding of the waterways and the extra moto ondoso, already at a crisis stage.
Has anyone heard/read anything about this?