Finally, there’s some good transportation news to report for Jersey City. Earlier this week, NY Waterways and Newport Associates announced plans to reopen ferry service between Newport and Manhattan.
The ferry service previously operated the same route but halted it in 2013 due to low ridership. With the drastic growth Newport has experienced since then, demand for the service is now more robust.
The restored service will run from a terminal at 30 River Court and terminate at the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan.
“We are thrilled to revive the NY Waterway ferry service between Manhattan and Newport,” said Jeremy Farrell of Newport Associates.
As an added perk, Newport is offering residents reduced one-way fares on the line.
“The new ferry landing and expanded service routes will make commutes even easier and will help additional visitors experience all that Newport has to offer,” said NY Waterway President & Founder Arthur E. Imperatore.
Service is scheduled to start this summer, however, a specific date hasn’t been released.
Ferries will run seven days a week which is welcomed news for weekend travelers affected by the PATH World Trade Center closure.