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    Commercial Ferry Service to Long Island


    The City of New Haven is working to establish a commercial ferry service between New Haven and Long Island.  Currently there are twelve (12) ferry services operating in the Long Island Sound.

    The Bridgeport-Port Jefferson line carried nearly one million passengers and 500,000 vehicles on the ferry in 2000.  The City of New Haven believes that a ferry service would be highly successful both for commercial and recreational purposes.  Numerous economic benefits would be enjoyed by both sides of the ferry, as is demonstrated in Bridgeport.

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    Long Island Sound Waterborne Transportation Plan

    The Long Island Sound Ferry Coalition and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council have completed a study which includes the New Haven project.  To learn more about the economic and transportation benefits of a commercial ferry service, please look at the LIS Waterborne Transportation Plan

    Map of Ferry Service


    Project Status

    In 2005, the new federal transportation act (SAFETEA-LU) earmarked $5 million to initiate a ferry service.  In addition, a $100, 000 grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation will help the City undertake a feasibility study of the Belle Dock terminal site located at the southeast corner of East and Water Street.  This study will commence in the third quarter of 2006. 

    • The Feasibility Study  purports to: “conduct a major investment study and implementation program for an intermodal and waterfront reuse of a 25-acre site at the southeast corner of Water Street and East Street in New Haven, Connecticut, primarily for the purpose of establishing a commercial ferry terminal.”

    The city welcomes input on this project from residents, neighbors and businesses.  Concept of Ferry Terminal Site
    Concept of Ferry Terminal Site at Belle Dock


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