New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to further expand the NYC Ferry service. He says it has far exceeded annual ridership expectations.
“We thought the most we could possibly see with the existing lines was about 4.5 million riders a year. Now we have a new projection. In just a few years, that number will double to 9 million a year.”
De Blasio wants to invest $300 million in capital funding into NYC Ferry over the next five years.