Bx27 Service Expansion to Accommodate New Soundview Ferry Coming This Summer

NYC Ferry Service. Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Select Bx27 Trips Will be Extended to Coordinate with Soundview Ferry Schedule at Clason Point Park

(Bronx, New York) – MTA New York City Transit and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced today that Bx27 trips will be extended to the Soundview Ferry Landing in Clason Point Park to coordinate with the new city ferry service slated to launch this summer.

MaBSTOA Bx27 Bus (YouTube)

The Bx27, which connects customers in the Shorehaven, Clason Point and Soundview sections of the Bronx to the Morrison Av-Soundview 6 subway station, currently terminates on Soundview Avenue approximately 1,000 feet northwest of the ferry landing. The extension of select Bx27 trips to the Soundview Ferry Landing will provide an easy, direct connection for customers seeking to use local bus service or New York City Subway.

“Extending the Bx27 is a win for our customers in the Bronx who want an easier and faster trip to the new Soundview ferry,” said Darryl Irick, MTA Bus Company President and MTA New York City Transit Senior Vice President of Buses. “This is a natural opportunity for us to work with EDC, and we’re pleased to help spur the success of the new Soundview ferry route.”

“Facilitating and shortening commutes for New Yorkers remains a top priority,” said Seth Myers, Executive Vice President/Director of Project Implementation, New York City Economic Development Corporation. “We sincerely appreciate NYC Transit’s commitment to extending the Bx27 route to ensure a smooth connection to and from the NYC Ferry Soundview ferry landing. NYCEDC is thrilled to bring ferry service to the Bronx. The system has been wildly popular with commuters, and we hope Soundview riders will be no exception.”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said: “This extension of the Bx27 bus line to the forthcoming Soundview ferry service will allow more of my constituents to take advantage of this new transportation option, and I appreciate the MTA and NYC Transit’s thoughtful planning on this issue to allow for greater access.”

Congressman Jose Serrano thanked Mayor de Blasio, the MTA, and the NYC Economic Development Corporation for choosing to invest in the Bronx’s transportation infrastructure, connectivity, and economic development. Community Board 9 and its district manage William Rivera worked diligently to ensure commuter friendly access to the ferry.

“This new commuter service for thousands of residents will mean faster service to and from Manhattan, help relieve overcrowding on the subways, and a great, refreshing and relaxing ride,” said State Sen. Luis Sepulveda.

Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo said: “The extension of the 27 bus line is a paramount change to ensure that bus service connects commuters to Clason Point Park and Ferry Service and avoids the need for additional vehicles to come and park in our community exacerbating our limited parking options.” Crespo added that the Bx27 service change will alleviate many of the concerns of residents and serve them positively.

Daily Bx27 trips between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. will be extended to the ferry landing to meet ferry departures and arrival times. The route extension will be funded by NYC Transit and implemented in summer 2018 to coordinate with NYCEDC’s launch of the Soundview ferry service.

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