NY Waterway to suspend service at Port Liberte as ridership drops during COVID-19 crisis

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New York Waterway will soon be suspending service at Port Liberte in Jersey City due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo via nywaterway.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, NY Waterway Port Liberte ferry service will be temporarily suspended due to low demand related to the present public health emergency,” an advisory released yesterday says.

The announcement continues that Port Liberte tickets will be honored at the ferry locations at Liberty Harbor and Paulus Hook.

Boasting a daily ridership of about 30,000 people, New York Waterway is one of the first major bi-state commuter services to begin curbing their services as a complete shutdown of the New York metropolitan is beginning to appear inevitable.

There are currently 19 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Hudson County, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed yesterday afternoon.

At this point, 14 cases have been announced publicly: five in Jersey City, five in Hoboken, two in West New York, and two in North Bergen.