East River Ferry Ridership Reaches 1 Million
July 16th, 2012
That’s more than double the predicted 409,000 riders a year, which the BillyBey Ferry Company cites as evidence of the program’s success.
“Surpassing the one-million milestone is a testament to how popular our service has been with commuters, tourists and leisure travelers in the first year,” BilleyBey CEO Paul Goodman said in a press release today.
After unexpected levels of ridership beginning last summer, the $9.3 million project now has larger ferries on weekends and concession stands on every ride.
To continue expanding and improving service for the remainder of the ferry’s three-year pilot program and beyond, Bloomberg announced a survey that will be available for riders to take online, on the ferry and by phone.
“Ferry service is only going to get better for the next million passengers,” he said in the release.By Nina Goldman on July 16, 2012, 11:22 am
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