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PASSENGER VESSELS & FERRIES vessels, Clark and his team opted for Tier But we didn’t want something that pre- to communities unlike we have ever had I think we’re trying to develop some-

III diesel engines from Baudouin. While cluded us from being nimble and evolv- before.” thing that’s going to meet the needs of ‘all-electric’ and ‘LNG-powered’ ferries ing the system.” “The way that it is the same? We are millions of people, and the needs in one are evolving from a novelty, gaining fa- The challenges to this project are not creating a platform for amazing experi- community are different than the needs vor yet still a far cry from mainstream, relegated to the vessels alone. ences that go beyond transportation ser- of another community. I think the big-

Clark contends that the Tier III diesel “What is most different for me (for this vices. Something that Hornblower tries gest challenge is pulling it all together. option proved to be the prudent choice project) is having 22 ‘front doors,’” said to bring to every start up, with every That said, and I know I’m biased, but on a project of this magnitude and tim- Annabella Stagner, Vice President of journey, is to ensure that the passenger I can’t think of another operator in the escale. “When you’re doing something Sales & Marketing, Hornblower. “Every comes away with the feeling that they country that would be able to ? nance, rapidly, you want to minimize risks. The boarding location is a ‘front door’ ver- have been cared for,” said Stagner. design, project manage, build, develop best way to do that is a common plat- sus, for example our Statue of Liberty While Clark acknowledges the chal- app technology, market to millions of form. The route and power and speed route where Battery Park and Statue of lenges, he neatly summarizes how his people, hire a team of operational people requirements for the East River service Liberty are the only two ‘front doors.’ company is able to ful? ll ef? ciently. and guest services people, work through are different from the Rockaway service. This gives us an opportunity for access “There are a lot of moving pieces; city politics, and do it all in 18 months.”

The Routes & The Boats

Starting Summer 2017, Citywide Ferry by Hornblower front parks, and innovative industries to residents and will provide a new affordable way to travel between wa- job centers in Midtown and the Financial District.

terfront communities throughout New York City. When

North Brooklyn Route

Citywide Ferry by Hornblower becomes fully operational

The North Brooklyn Route (Formerly known as East River in 2018, the six routes will carry an estimated 4.6 million

Ferry) features frequent, reliable service that connects passenger trips per year.

Manhattan with various destinations in Brooklyn, Queens and seasonally on Governor’s Island.

• Combined, the routes will cover over 60 miles of waterway

Lower East Side Route • More than half a million New Yorkers live within

The Lower East Side Route of the Citywide Ferry will con- a half-mile of one of the 21 Citywide Ferry landings nect residents with job centers in Midtown, the Financial

District, and Long Island City.

Rockaway Route

The Rockaway Route of the Citywide Ferry will provide a

Soundview Route key transit link between the Rockaways, Sunset Park, and

Lower Manhattan, while connecting New Yorkers to our The Soundview Route of the Citywide Ferry will connect communities in the Bronx and the Upper East Side with city’s beaches.

job centers in Lower Manhattan.

Astoria Route

The Astoria Route of the Citywide Ferry will connect the growing residential and business communities of West- ern Queens; Roosevelt Island, including the new Cornell

Tech campus; and residents and job centers in Midtown and the Financial District.

South Brooklyn Route

The South Brooklyn Route of the Citywide Ferry will con- nect South Brooklyn’s residential communities, water- 34 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JANUARY 2017

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