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 operating under normal conditions with both cabins in service. 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.
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.
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. Click here for all schedules.
Here’s the Summer Astoria Line Schedule, effective Saturday, June 19th
“The new NYC Ferry Summer Schedule will go into effect Saturday, June 19, 2021. We are excited to announce that the DUMBO/Fulton Ferry landing will re-open for service on Saturday, June 19, along with a new East River route schedule effective on the same day.”
Latest news for Roosevelt Island
- Flourishing Again Already: Maskless Riders on Red BusesMaskless riders on Red Buses flourish again after a few days of show by RIOC’s Public Safety Department. In the last ten days, Roosevelt Island’s coronavirus positivity jumped from 0% to 1.73%. It’s rising, but the state’s efforts aren’t up to the challenge. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News It’s not just maskless
- Masks up, Roosevelt Island. CDC says it’s time to bring them back indoorsMasks up. That’s the word from the federal Centers for Disease Control for areas “of substantial or high transmission.” Roosevelt Island and all of New York City fall within those high risk areas. The Roosevelt Island Daily News While Roosevelt Island’s .074% positive rate for coronavirus, the Delta variant drove city rates up to almost
- RIOC retaliation? Kids of mom who complained about racism now banned from swimmingWas it RIOC retaliation against a Roosevelt Island mom who charged the state agency with racism, last week? Without prior warning or even an explanation, she says, RIOC banned her girls from swimming at Sportspark. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News At 2:00 yesterday afternoon, Susana del Campo Perea left Sportspark with her
- Paving Over History, RIOC Obliterates the NYPL GardenRIOC calls it, “…renovating the open space and garden adjacent to the R.I. branch of the NYPL,” but really, it’s paving over history. Unless paving over open space qualifies as “improvement.” By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Observing the destruction, Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) president Judith Berdy mused… “The play area in
- Risky superstorms, overdue earthquakes and neglect: Is the East Promenade doomed?The first hint that Roosevelt Island’s East Promenade might be doomed reached us from Susan Rosenthal’s lawsuit against RIOC. Neglect risked a catastrophic collapse, but what’s the trigger? By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Long before the new community for Roosevelt Island emerged from dream to reality, Goldwater Hospital built a mile long