The new ferry route will operate between North Williamsburg and 20th Street/Ave C (Stuyvesant Cove) in Manhattan. The MTA and DOT announced their plans for increased ferry service at a Community Board 1 presentation on Tuesday:
during rush hours (which have yet to be defined), the plan is to run 8 boats per hour in each direction—one every 7.5 minutes. With a capacity of 149 passengers per boat, that means up to 1,200 riders an hour in each direction between Brooklyn and Manhattan. That’s equivalent to about 22 standard buses (but only 1 L train).
Transfer to the ferries will be integrated with the M14 and M23 SBS routes, which will provide crosstown bus service on 14th and 23rd Streets in Manhattan. Riders will transfer at a temporary bus stop at Stuyvesant Cove, located at 20th Street and Avenue C.