This page will be frequently updated, reflecting the current status of local transportation options. This a service of the Roosevelt Island Daily News.
For the next week…
Roosevelt Island Tram
The Tram is undergoing an equipment overhaul. Only single cabin is available at all times. (Details and Alternatives) All COVID-19 passenger limits have been lifted. The Tram closes every night from 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
The Tram participates in MTA Easy Pass system, including free transfers between it and MTA buses and subway. Caution: The Tram is not set up with OMNY readers. If you use OMNY to enter the system, you will not get a free transfer.
Normal schedule is every fifteen minutes on the quarter hour, except during rush hours when cabins run every 7 1/2 minutes.
MTA Subway, F-Train, Roosevelt Island Station
Weekend and Weekday* service are normal, this week, on the F Line.
Face masks are required for all on New York public transit, including subways and buses.
RIOC Red Buses
Red buses are free and operate at all marked stops at 15 minute intervals on a route that circles from Southpoint Park and The Octagon. Rush hours increase service to 7 1/2 minutes.
NYC Ferry brings full time service to Roosevelt Island on the Astoria Line. Connections are available for all city boroughs, except Staten Island. New Winter Schedules Begin November 22nd. Click here for all schedules.
Latest news for Roosevelt Island
- Fulfilling a community’s worst fears, the Southpoint “renovation” is now completeIs the now finished Southpoint “renovation” an example of tasteless bureaucrats run amuck or something worse? Redeeming virtues are few, and a walk through repeatedly brings up the question: Why? By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Look at What RIOC and Partner Langan Call the Southpoint Renovation When I was a kid, “urban
- Reverse Nostalgia. AVAC Breaks Down Again After a Single DayReverse nostalgia greeted some Roosevelt Islanders for Thanksgiving. Smelly hallways and heaps of black trash bags herald a new AVAC failure, after just one day. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Reverse Nostalgia for Thanksgiving “Please be advised that maintenance work alongside the east side of the AVAC system is now complete,” the
- Your Need to Know: The Roosevelt Island Free Food Pantry Is Closed, This WeekA Notice from RIDA President Wendy Hersh: “The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association wishes you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving. We have been so blessed to have been able to continue feeding our community. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be closed this Friday and will reopen again on Friday 12/3. Be safe and enjoy
- Your Pennies for Preservation Helps the Historical Society and Local BusinessesThe Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) rolled out Pennies for Preservation, a campaign addressing the national coin shortage, as a fundraiser. It’s a two for one solution. The Roosevelt Island Daily News Pennies for Preservation “There is an acute shortage of coins in circulation,” says RIHS president Judith Berdy. “The coins collected are cashed in
- RIOC finally updates on the AVAC, and it’s good news…When RIOC updates on the AVAC, it’s always a little confusing and incomplete. But this time, it’s also mostly good news. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Updates on the AVAC “Please be advised that maintenance work alongside the east side of the AVAC system is now complete. Normal operations will resume tomorrow,” RIOC