Looks like the field for a city-wide ferry operator has narrowed down to 2 major players.
In one corner is Hornblower – a California-based company that runs a fleet of eco-friendly vessels in New York harbor and out on the west coast.
Crain’s New York Business: The EDC had issued a call in March for operators for the ambitious five-route expansion. The network of ferries will shuttle commuters from Red Hook, Rockaway and other transit deserts to downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan for the price of a subway ride.
The EDC’s request for proposals says it seeks a provider that has the boats it needs or can buy them, and will maximize ridership, keep subsidies down and “seamlessly continue the existing ferry service.”
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee