NY Waterway Regional Recovery after Natural and Manmade Disasters
NY WaterwayRegional Recovery After Natural and Manmade Disasters Ferry Transport Committee Transportation Research BoardMidyear Conference and Meeting August 15, 2012
Company Background Owned and operated by two separate entities • Port Imperial Ferry Corp. • BillyBey Ferry Company LLC Began operation in 1986 with one ferry between Weehawken and NYC. Now nation’s largest privately owned commuter ferry service carrying over 30,000 passengers daily. 34 vessels operating over 25 different routes 1800 plus transits per day.
Cooperative Arrangements US Air Marshalls Security Deployments Hudson County Rapid Deployment Task Force Hudson County Sheriff SWAT Team NJ State Police Threat Deployments NYPD Harbor Unit
Cooperative Arrangements NYPD Emergency Service Unit NYPD Counter Terrorist Unit US Navy Counter Terrorism Team at Earle PANYNJ NJ TRANSIT Tactical Team
USCG Required Training Man Overboard Monthly Abandon Ship Fire Drills Security Drills Per USCG Approved Security Plans Large Scale Exercise Drills
Training Bomb and IED Awareness Training Live Fire Bomb Training at Earle Weapons Base NJ State Police Explosive Awareness NYPD Hostile Surveillance Detection PA Sponsored Behavioral Pattern Recognition Class