After this morning’s shooting incident in a subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC subway lines are still disrupted. As of the writing of this article (at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12), limited Coney Island-bound D/N service from Manhattan has been restored, while R service between Manhattan and Brooklyn is suspended, as well as W service.
In order to help offer alternative ways home for working New Yorkers, the NYC Ferry has announced that it will waive all fares on its South Brooklyn route for the rest of the day — and will also be adding more rides to accommodate any influx in passengers.
Service Alert – South Brooklyn Route – 4/12/22
Due to MTA disruptions, NYC Ferry will waive fares on the South Brooklyn route for the remainder of the day and provide additional service during the evening commute.
— NYC Ferry (@NYCferry) April 12, 2022
The South Brooklyn Route on the ferry travels from Bay Ridge to Corlears Hook, passing through Brooklyn Army Terminal/Sunset Park and Red Hook.
The MTA is consistently posting route updates on Twitter, but doesn’t appear to be waiving any bus fares or the like for New Yorkers’ commutes home.
Although this morning an Uber spokesperson shared that the ride share app would be capping prices throughout the city & refunding anyone who was overcharged during the incident, there are numerous complaints on Twitter that pricing are once again surging as people try to get home safely.
Statement from Uber. https://t.co/1gBcwHCNtg
— Uber (@Uber) April 12, 2022