Ferry issues inflicting delays, lengthy waits and commuter frustration


What NY Waterway officers are calling a “spate of dangerous luck” has induced delays and routes to be mixed on some ferry routes, leaving pissed off commuters standing within the chilly and asking questions.

Officers warned the issues may proceed for a number of weeks.

Commuters complained of ferries with delays of 20 and 30 minutes throughout rush hour from Hoboken, Jersey Metropolis and Weehawken. Others complained of service interruptions between Monmouth County and New York.

NY Waterway has three to 4 out-of-service ferries in off-site shipyards for engine alternative and different upkeep and different ferries unexpectedly broke down, officers mentioned. The fleet points additionally induced some routes to be mixed, based on official alerts.

NY Waterway Founder and President Arthur E. Imperatore referred to as the confluence of issues “a spate of unusually dangerous luck.”

“We have now employed a number of individuals to complement our upkeep group,” he mentioned in an announcement. “That is already bearing fruit and we must be again to full, on-time service in a number of weeks.”

Commuters complained that delays and decreased schedules have been taking place since final week. One blow was a mechanical downside that took the bigger Betsy Ross ferry out of service this week, that means that two smaller ferries needed to exchange it. On Tuesday night, Seastreak ferry was cross-honoring NY Waterway tickets to Belford.

Different commuters complained of lengthy traces and waits in chilly climate, which Imperatore apologized for.

“We’re grateful to our clients and ask them to bear with us whereas we end our work and resume our regular dependable service,” he mentioned.

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Different affected routes embrace the Hoboken Terminal and Paulus Hook routes to World Monetary Middle, and a Port Imperial to midtown route, based on firm alerts and commuters.

Larry Higgs could also be reached at lhiggs@njadvancemedia.com. Comply with him on Twitter @commutinglarry. Discover NJ.com on Fb.

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