East River Ferry Pilot Hearing

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 19:31

Tomorrow, NYC Council Member James Vacca and Council Member Michael Nelson will co-chair a joint hearing of the Committees on Transportation and Waterfronts to examine the progress of NYCEDC’s East River Ferry Pilot, which has been in operation since last June.

Ensuring the success of the ferry pilot is critical to potential expansion of the ferry service to waterfront neighborhoods in all five boroughs. EDC’s 2010 Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Study showed that many waterfront neighborhoods are transit starved and experience some of the worst commute times in the city.

NYC Council Member James Vacca, Chair, Transportation Committee, Council Member Michael Nelson, Chair, Waterfronts Committee, Andrew Genn, Senior Vice President of the Maritime Department, NYC EDC, David Hopkins, Vice President, NYC EDC and Tim Sullivan, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor, Deputy Mayor Robert Steel’s Office will meet at 250 Broadway, 14th Floor Committee Room on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 1 p.m.