Limited Service Out Of Highlands Only. Commuters To Enter Highlands From Linden Ave/Route 36 Only
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno comes through with additional police support
Seastreak LLC will resume ferry service between Highlands and Manhattan on Monday November 5 on a limited schedule.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Mayor Frank Nolan, Police Chief Joseph Blewet, members of the Highlands Borough Council and representatives of Seastreak met this afternoon to resolve the community’s security concerns. Nolan told MMM that Seastreak has agreed to provide additional security lighting and that Guadagno promised 6 additional law enforcement officers to manage the flow of traffic while protecting the residents and their property.
Downtown Highlands was under 8-10 feet of water during Superstorm Sandy. Only borough residents and their accompanied guests have been allowed past the police check points at the entrances to the riverside side community since the storm ended.
Seastreak ticket holders must abide by the following restrictions:
- Access to and from the Highlands facility will be limited to Linden Avenue only.
- A checkpoint will be in place which will limit access to ticket holders only, so please have your ticket ready to show at the checkpoint to keep traffic flowing as you arrive into town.
- Seastreak will have ticketing staff at the checkpoint for customers who need to purchase tickets.
- Seastreak encourages carpooling.
- With the limited access to and from the Highlands facility, please allow ample time to arrive on time for your departure.
“I’m happy to see that even in their darkest hour the residents of Highlands, specifically Mayor Nolan, stepped up to help others,” said Guadagno, “this is what makes New Jersey great.”
Nolan’s home was destroyed in the storm. He and his family are temporarily living in the shelter in town.
Seastreak announced the following limited schedule:
Departures from Highlands will be:
6:00am, 7:00am, 8:00am and 8:55am
Returns from East 35th St. and Pier 11 will be:
4:15pm E.35th St./4:40pm Pier 11
5:10pm E. 35th St./5:30pm Pier 11
6:30pm E. 35th St./6:45pm Pier 11
7:30pm E. 35th St./7:45pm Pier 11
The ferry service hopes to have their Atlantic Highlands location operating by mid-weekPosted: November 4th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: Frank Nolan, Highlands, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Mayor Frank Nolan, Police Chief Joseph Blewet, Seastreak, Seastreak LLC | 1 Comment »