The new fast ferry route will run from St. George to Battery Park/Vesey Street for a total of 18 minutes, and then continue for another 17 minutes to Midtown West at Pier 79/West 39th Street. There were numerous potential sites evaluated for this new service, and St. George was decided based on several factors, including location (factoring sufficient parking), frequency, price point, community impact, and water depth.
BP Oddo has begun working with the MTA to create an express train to run from the South Shore to St. George so that commuters on the South Shore can use the new fast ferry route too. Mayor de Blasio stated that additional sites on Staten Island will be evaluated in the future for more NYC Ferry service.
The link above includes the Borough President’s remarks at the press conference.
The press conference was live streamed on our Facebook page, Staten Island USA. Here is the link to listen to everyone’s full remarks: Staten Island USA live stream of NYC Ferry press conference