In March, we took a deep dive into the Citywide Ferry system that will open (partially) in the summer of 2017, the first citywide ferry in one hundred years. Yesterday, the NYCEDC and Hornblower, the selected operator of the ferry system, launched an official website in advance of the launch. The Citywide Ferry system will have a total of six routes, which will run in addition to the existing East River Ferry. The price however, will be the same as a Metrocard swipe ($2.75). Through the new website, you can explore the routes and see how long segments will take.
Map of proposed Citywide Ferry Service stops and routes via NYCEDC
Image via Hornblower
Currently, the Citywide Ferry system is in the process of environmental review, community outreach, permitting and barge fabrication/installation. The next Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) public hearing is on May 19th in Manhattan, followed by one in each borough the same month.
Read more about the Citywide Ferry system here.