New York Water Taxi
Helena Durst, president of New York Water Taxi, believes the ferry will need 50 riders for each of its three trips every morning and evening for the service to be viable.
The New York Water Taxi will run passenger boats from Hudson River park’s Pier 84 at West 44th Street down to Brookfield place at the World Financial Center.
The company said by offering the free service it hopes more people will try it and thereby help it to better gauge the viability of continuing it long term.
The New York Water Taxi service from a temporary landing at Great Kills Park making stops near Wall Street and in Midtown began Monday morning. One-way fare on the New York Water Taxi ferry is $2.
PATH trains began running Monday at 5 a.m. between Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Exchange Place in New Jersey and the World Trade Center in New York City.
The Long Beach Branch had be running via diesel trains since service resumed nearly two weeks ago. The resumption of electric service now means that all 11 LIRR branches are fully operational for the first time since Sandy hit, Gov. Cuomo said.