A Citywide Ferry will provide additional access to affordable and convenient transit options for residents who live in neighborhoods that have limited public transportation options.
The 2013 Citywide Ferry Study looked at about 60 sites around the City to determine their potential to support ferry service. The sites ultimately chosen were selected based on ridership potential for commuting trips, navigability and infrastructure needs. Routes were developed to effectively serve these locations while considering total ridership potential, financial viability and transit equity.
Our goal is to fully integrate the East River Ferry into the Citywide Ferry Service, and we will work with the current East River Ferry operator to do so.
We expect the new routes to transport about 4.5 million riders per year. Currently, the East River Ferry carries around 1.2 million riders per year.
No. The private ferry operator(s) selected through the RFP process will own, maintain and operate their own vessels.
Yes, vessel designs must comply with ADA requirements and Local Law 68.
Not at this time. The MTA is planning to phase out the existing MetroCard. We are working with the MTA to explore options for integrating with their next payment model.
It is too early to say. When we enter into discussions with potential operator(s), we will explore a pricing plan that offers the most benefit to those who may use the ferry.
Yes, please email [email protected] with any additional questions.
Please visit the www.nycedc.com/ferry.