Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, Ulrich, Richards demand EDC to reinstate Weekend Ferry Shuttle Service

This Friday May 25th, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Councilman Donovan Richards community leaders, local businesses, residents, and other elected officials will call out the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), for the cancellation of weekend Ferry Shuttle Service on the Rockaway Peninsula, and requesting that they reinstate the weekend shuttle service immediately.

EDC contacted local elected officials and community leaders last week to inform them that weekend service for the Rockaway Shuttle Bus will no longer be an option as of today. EDC stated that the removal of weekend shuttles was due to “trade-offs” and “lack of ridership” even though they have increased ferry boat sizes and frequency of travel throughout the summer months.

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, Ulrich, and Richards are calling on EDC to reinstate the ferry shuttle for weekend service immediately. The Ferry has become an integral part of the community not only for residents but for the millions of visitors across the city and state and lack of shuttle service will leave thousands of ferry users stranded.

WHEN: Friday, May 25th, 2018

TIME: 30 mins prior to beach opening, (to be determined.)

WHAT: Press conference to demand the EDC to continue the Free Ferry Shuttle Service on weekends throughout the Rockaway Peninsula.

WHO: Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Councilman Donovan Richards, community leaders, local businesses, residents, and other elected officials.

WHERE: Rockaway Boardwalk at Beach 108th Street.

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