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December 15, 2005

NYC ferries gear for transit strike

Ferries figure in the contingency plans developed by New York City to soften the impact of a transit strike threatened for Friday, December 16.

Peak service on the Staten Island Ferry will be extended in the morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and in the evening from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parking lots in and around the St. George Terminal will be restricted to vehicles with four or more passengers only.

The city has also requested private ferry operators extend peak service to accommodate staggered work schedules and additional riders. Private ferries will operate service along the East River with stops at Hunters Point in Queens, 34th Street and Pier 11 at Wall Street in Manhattan and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, more information is available at