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Citywide Ferry Model Sets Sail for New York Public Library - Soundview Branch and The Bronx Museum of the Arts 

Scale model gives New Yorkers preview of ferry features, including spacious seating, bike racks, innovative design

First ferries expected to arrive in NYC early 2017

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced that a scale model of the new Citywide Ferry vessels will be on display at the New York Public Library’s Soundview branch in the Bronx as part of a multi-borough tour. The model will be on display at the library through Wednesday, March 22nd, before moving to The Bronx Museum of the Arts where it will be on display through March 31st.

The model will give Bronx residents an opportunity to preview some of the exciting features that will be offered on the modern, efficient ferry boats that are currently under construction. Such features include spacious seating, bicycle racks and charging stations. Other specs and features of the Citywide Ferry vessels include:

The ferry model began its voyage at Queens Borough Hall and the Rockaway Library earlier this year before continuing on to Brooklyn Borough Hall and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office.

Set to launch in 2018, the Soundview route of the Citywide Ferry Service will connect communities in the Bronx with job centers throughout New York City. The approximately 45 minute route will begin in Soundview and make stops at East 90th Street and East 62nd Street before landing at Wall Street/Pier 11. The East River Ferry will be integrated into Citywide Ferry Service, which will reduce the cost of that service to $2.75 from $4, the same cost of a subway ride.

“Citywide Ferry Service’s Soundview route will provide a convenient, reliable and affordable transit option for Bronx residents,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “The ferry model will be on display at the Soundview Library and the Bronx Museum of the Arts for the next three weeks to give Bronxites a firsthand look of the state-of-the-art vessels that will transform the way they commute across the city.” 

"Ferry service in The Bronx has long been a priority of my administration, and I am happy to partner with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to provide Bronxites a closer look at the future of ferry service in Soundview," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

With nineteen vessels operating at 21 landings across New York City, Citywide Ferry will carry an estimated 4.6 million trips per year across six routes - providing a new and easily accessible transit option to traditionally underserved communities and where job and housing are growing rapidly. For more information and images on Citywide Ferry, please visit www.CitywideFerry.NYC.

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