If you’ve wanted to learn more about the Citywide Ferry, the new Citywide Ferry website has just been launched: CitywideFerry.NYC.
And the best part? You can win a free annual ferry pass by visiting the website and taking a short survey.
You’ll be able to provide valuable information for the ferry service by taking a two-minute survey. When you complete the questions, you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of five annual Citywide Ferry passes to use once the service starts.
CitywideFerry.NYC is the official website for New York’s history making new ferry service, and the place where you’ll be able to keep up-to-date with its progress including project updates, upcoming public meetings, a live stream of boat construction once underway, maps and schedules, as well as information on applying for jobs available with the ferry service. Citywide Ferry will be creating more than 150 quality jobs for New Yorkers.
As Cameron Clark, Vice President and General Manager, explains, Hornblower would love to hear from future ferry users, ”Our hundreds of miles of prime waterfront are a place for New Yorkers to work, live and play and it’ll be easier than ever to do all three once Citywide Ferry launches next year. We also want to hear from New Yorkers on how they plan to use the system, which is why we encourage everyone to take our brief two minute survey to tell us a little about how they plan to use the system. For that, we’ll reward five lucky New Yorkers with an annual ferry pass.”
“We’re moving full speed toward launch of Citywide Ferry Service next summer, and we need input from New Yorkers to make sure the new ferry system is the best it can possibly be,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer. “So go to CitywideFerry.NYC, take our survey, sign up for alerts, and you could win a free year’s worth of ferry rides.”
New Yorkers are already excited about the Citywide Ferry service.
One of the major benefits of Hornblower’s Citywide Ferry Service will be the building of many new vessels to carry passengers. You’ll be able to watch construction online, once it begins. The new fleet, apart from looking great and providing a comfortable ride, will be equipped with the most modern engine design available. They will be designed to maximize fuel efficiency, and the hull is designed to limit wake, which is good news for all those we will be sharing the New York Harbor with.
It’ll be an enjoyable ride no matter whether you’re traveling to-and-from work or heading out with family or friends for some fun. Traveling to work on a ferry, you’ll have some great views which makes for a relaxing ride.
There will also be food and drink available on board, making it an even better ride.
Add to this the convenience of being able to pay with your smartphone, credit card or cash, and it’s clear commuting and connecting in NYC is about to get easier!
Of course, people also love that they will be able to take the ferry for the same price as a subway ride.
The reception has already been positive, and the more New Yorkers learn about Citywide Ferry Service as it evolves, the more they’ll love it.