NOT-SO-SMOOTH SAILING: The city’s ferry system has witnessed an 80 percent drop in ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Todd Maisel
COURIER L 20 IFE, MAY 15-21, 2020
Ferries see 80 percent
drop in ridership amid
BY ROSE ADAMS & MARK
The New York City
ferry system has seen a
nearly 80 percent drop
in ridership since the beginning
of the COVID-19
outbreak, city offi cials
revealed on May 11.
The NYC Ferry —
whose six lines link
the Bronx, and Queens
— clocked nearly 20,000
riders during the month
of April, down from more
than 97,000 in April of
last year, the city announced.
The four ferry lines
that land in Brooklyn
saw a slightly larger decrease
in ridership, with
81 percent fewer travelers.
Critics charge that
continuing to run ferries
during the pandemic
money, since the heavily
charges taxpayers already
$10 per ride. But
the Economic Development
the ferries, claimed that
essential workers still
use the ferries, and that
a reduction service has
already cut some of its
“NYC Ferry has been
operating on a modifi
ed schedule for several
weeks as we continue
to serve our essential
and frontline employees
during this challenging
time,” spokesman Chris
Stapleton said. “By running
these modifi ed
schedules, NYC Ferry
reduced service by
30-percent and is seeing
signifi cant savings.”
In addition to the reduction
in service, NYC
Ferry is only running
the smallest and most
fuel-effi cient crafts along
it routes, Singleton said.
The service cuts
come as the ferry system
was set to expand to Coney
Island, where a new
ferry line beginning in
2021 would connect residents
to Bay Ridge and
did not say whether the
pandemic will affect the
The ferry isn’t the
only transportation service
feeling the sting
from coronavirus outbreak.
Transit Authority has
seen ridership plummet
more than 92-percent,
where it has remained
since the beginning of
the outbreak in March.
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