Glen Cove Commuters declare LIRR/MTA Summer Ferry a tremendous success!
August 29, 2017:
Glen Cove Commuters declare LIRR/MTA Summer Ferry a tremendous success and are sorry that the LIRR Ferry will cease operation September 1st.
Ferry operators have already expressed an interest in the upcoming RFP for permanent commuter ferry service that will be released fall 2017. The City of Glen Cove will include key requirements in the RFP such as:
Three ferry departures to Manhattan in the morning – with two stops, one midtown and one Wall Street.
Three ferry return trips from Manhattan in the evening.
Respondent has opportunity to include proposal for leisure off-peak schedule and recreational services.
2017 July 6 - MTA/LIRR Glen Cove Summer Ferry Service Fact Sheet
Based on customer feedback, the 34th Street Select Bus Service will now cross-honor LIRR tickets from morning customers disembarking ferries at 34th Street.
July 1, 2017 - MTA/LIRR FERRY UPDATE
City of Glen Cove is pleased to work with Gov. Cuomo office and MTA/LIRR personnel in their effort to ease commuter stress caused by expected delays and cancellations over the summer due to Amtrak rail work. We have worked diligently and quickly to finalize an agreement to allow MTA/LIRR to utilize the city ferry terminal, parking and docks. Furthermore, the city worked with RXR, the private land owner of adjacent property, who entered into a separate agreement with the MTA/LIRR. RXR is to provide approximately 250 additional parking spaces within a few minutes walking to the ferry as a courtesy to local commuters.
The City of Glen Cove is not responsible for any schedule changes, the MTA/LIRR determines the schedule that is subject to dock availability in Manhattan and is approved by NYS DOT and US Coast Guard. The MTA/LIRR have advised they will monitor the ferry service closely and determine if schedule adjustments are necessary or feasible based on capacity and demand.
Frequently asked questions:
MTA/LIRR Summer Ferry - Vessels are passengers only, no vehicles.
Ferry service scheduled to/from Glen Cove July 10 - September 1, 2017
Passengers must be LIRR ticket holders (daily, weekly, monthly). No tickets will be sold at the terminal site.
There is no charge for ferry parking. Parking lot locations are off Garvies Point Road and details will be updated on the MTA/LIRR website.
LIRR Station Manager and Customer Assistant Personnel (CAP) will be on site daily in the morning and evening. Please direct all inquiries to the LIRR staff.
Service alerts - LIRR will communicate when ferry and parking lots are full via social media, text/email, electric road signs and their website.
Hospitality will be provided by "Taste of New York" with complimentary light refreshments. Please enjoy a visit to one of the city's fine eating establishments after you return from a beautiful ferry commute back to Glen Cove.
Beyond the temporary summer service - Glen Cove's Permanent Ferry Service: The City of Glen Cove will release RFP for commuter ferry operator as planned in September 2017. Expected service to commence no later than January 2019.