My New DOT Internship


Day 1: DOT Staten Island Ferry


Started the day meeting with John Garvey, the director of Ferry Operations. He introduced me and Thomas Brynes, the DOT intern from the MST program, to the group of people that he works with. He gave a quick explanation about Staten Island Ferry operations.

 The Staten Island Ferry carries over 21 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mile run that takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Service is provided 24 hours a day, every day. Each day approximately five boats transport about 66,000 passengers a day during 104 boat trips using the 9 boats that are currently active.