Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Unit Alternative Transportation Feasibility Study

The National Park Service Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE) was created to provide convenient access to outdoor recreation in the National Park System for residents and visitors to the New York City (NYC) area. The Volpe Center completed a number of tasks to analyze the feasibility of transit service at the Jamaica Bay Unit of GATE. Planning efforts have been undertaken over the last 10 years to improve access to the Jamaica Bay Unit. The current study builds on these earlier efforts and the experience of a pilot ferry service to determine the feasibility of providing greater access to the Jamaica Bay Unit by alternative modes. This report discusses: 1) Consolidation and review of existing conditions, data, and documents relevant to the project; 2) Evaluation of the 2009 pilot shuttle bus service, based on field observation and data collection by project staff; 3) Analysis of demand for a new shuttle bus service based on needs and patterns of movement throughout the local area; 4) Planning and analysis for one or more shuttle services to provide access to Jamaica Bay Unit resource areas and amenities; and 5) Recommendations and conclusions regarding the viability of improving transit linkages between the Jamaica Bay Unit and the NYC transit system.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Park Service

    Northeast Region
    15 State Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02109
  • Authors:
    • Filosa, Gina
    • Fisher, Frances
    • Laube, Melissa
    • Linthicum, Alex
    • Mejias, Luis
    • Duffy, Catherine
  • Publication Date: 2013-5-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-NPS-13-22, 646/121735
  • Contract Numbers: F4505087777
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2013 12:16PM