The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) just kicked off its 2018 ferry feasibility study to determine sites for future landings or routes that could complement the existing NYC Ferry service.
The first phase of the process entails briefing elected officials and community board representatives, NYCEDC said, while the second will consider factors such as water depth, population density, current transit access and travel time comparisons between those modes of existing transportation.
The NYCEDC is also looking to New Yorkers for input on additional landing sites, so if you want to have the NYC Ferry as a travel option, you have until Oct. 15 to make your voice heard on nycedc.com.
NYC Ferry is almost 92 percent on-time: Data
Since its launch in May 2017, NYC Ferry has served nearly 6.5 million passengers on six routes: Rockaway, East River, Astoria, South Brooklyn, Soundview and the Lower East Side.
The NYCEDC on Tuesday released its quarterly report that shows the system’s on-time performance is nearly 92 percent, which is on par with other passenger ferry services across the country.
In Q2 2018, from April 1 to June 30, the Astoria route had a 95 percent on-time performance, while East River had 93 percent. South Brooklyn and Rockaway both had 91 percent. The newest routes, Soundview and Lower East Side, launched Aug. 15 and Aug 29, respectively.
“We’re slashing commuting times, connecting residents to major job centers and reuniting New Yorkers with their waterfront and helping them discover other neighborhoods,” President and CEO James Patchett said. “We look forward to exploring ways to bring ferry service to more communities.”