Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman has joined with Councilwoman Susan Naples to announce that New York Waterway, a private ferry transportation company, will be conducting test runs on Wednesday, June 3rd between Waterfront Park and Pier 11 in Manhattan. The purpose of the test runs is to gather information on the water route and to determine commuter travel times to and from Manhattan for the future Borough ferry service. While a full-service commuter ferry is still some years away from being completely operational, Wednesday’s tests are an important step towards that goal.
“We are excited to partner with New York Waterway in this data gathering expedition and recognize it as an important benchmark in the development of Waterfront Park,” said Reiman. “The information gathered this week will help pave the way for an efficient and successful commuter ferry service in the Borough of Carteret.”
The test run route will begin at the Borough’s Waterfront Park, running from the Arthur Kill to the Kill Van Kull through New York Harbor, and ending at Pier 11 in Manhattan. One full day of test runs are planned, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. Various local officials and employees will be participating in the runs as stand-ins for eventual commuters.
“As a life-long resident of Carteret, I never thought I would see the day when Carteret’s waterfront would be this full of potential,” added Naples. “From an abandoned Brownfields to the home of the state police marine barracks, a miniature golf course, and a beautiful fishing pier, the transformation of Waterfront Park under this administration has been truly outstanding.”