Free NY Waterway Shuttles

Uptown residents now have a better reason to take the Ferry to NYC.

Dave Bahniuk, the Senior Marketing Manager at NY Waterway sent me this note to share with the Hoboken residents:

“Webmaster:

NY Waterway has just begun a free shuttle service in the Northern section of Hoboken. It runs every 15 minutes Monday through Friday during 6 am to 9:30 am and then from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. Customers will be dropped off around 5 minutes before all midtown departures and the bus will be meeting all midtown arrivals in the PM. Those traveling downtown may have a bit longer of a wait. The bus will start at 8th and Clinton in the AM. Travels north on Clinton then makes a right onto 16 St., then left onto 15 St. and continues down to the terminal at 14 St. From there it will continue to 12 St. and then make a left onto Hudson St. to 8th.

The route will most likely be extended south to begin at 6th and Clinton.

People can wave the bus down when they see it.

It would be much appreciated if you could help us get the word out about this new service for Hoboken Residents.”

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15 Comments on "Free NY Waterway Shuttles"


willowsailgirl
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willowsailgirl
8 years 2 months ago

Just want to resurface the fact that NYWaterway is still running their bus up and down Hoboken, only to the Curling Club, and every freaking time I see the thing, it’s EMPTY. To recap, NYWaterway raises fares but royally wastes its money on empty buses, effectively polluting our city rather than running a bus service that is truly helpful to all of its customers in town.

If you’re gonna run a bus all over our streets, then have the decency to pick up and drop off all your Hoboken passengers.

hobokener
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hobokener
8 years 9 months ago

Yes, I noticed that little change in the expiration date of the Waterway tickets. I don’t like it either, which is why I now only purchase one ten-trip set at a time. 🙄

willowsailgirl
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willowsailgirl
9 years 17 days ago

Hoboken411 – just wondering if Mr. Dave Bahnkiuk from NY Waterway bothered to email you for free press when they canceled this service back on August 31. I am a sporadic user of the ferry. Last week I waiting in the morning on Clinton Street for this free bus and got fed up when none showed for over 20 minutes. Then when a ferry bus finally did pass by it had a Curling Club sign in the window. I waved the driver down, he looked right at me, and kept going even though the bus was f’in emtpy! Royally pissed off I walked over to Willow to get the bus to the PATH. When I took the ferry home last night I saw a sign on their unmanned ticket office saying the free bus service has been canceled as of August 31 due to low ridership. This seems like major Bs especially when they’re running empty buses up and down the town. Oh, and has anyone else noticed how the cheap slimes at NY waterway now have their tickets expiring in 2 months from the date of purchase? They used to be valid for an entire year!!

rabulous
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rabulous
9 years 3 months ago

Since I’m many months pregnant, I opted against enduring the inferno that was the PATH platform yesterday. I took the ferry and noticed the bus waiting on the Hoboken side. Despite the more expensive fare, the convenience and ease (AND a seat!) the ferry and bus made for a seamless commute for this walking oven. It’s all relative I suppose. You definitely get what you pay for!

FWIW, I heard through the grapevine that they *might* lower the ferry fares later this summer. Not sure about the validity of the statement but it’s wishful thinking.

astro
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astro
9 years 3 months ago

It really comes down to cost. If the monthly trip on the boat is the same or around the cost of the $126 it costs me right now between the path and NYC transit, I’ll take the ferry from Hoboken South to Midtown every day. In fact, if they made it the same price, I could see them probably getting more people traffic out of it, at least from the midtown crowd.

Looking at the price from Hoboken North, $187/month doesn’t seem bad, but it’s $3 more / day than taking NYC transit/Path.

I bet they work out to the same time as taking the train simply because of the fact you then have to be bussed around Manhattan which is never fast.

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