Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reimposed a 55 passenger capacity limit on each Roosevelt Island Tram cabin yesterday.

The Tram Cabins had been operating at full capacity (110) since last June. At other times during the Covid Pandemic, the Tram was operating with as low as a 13 passenger cabin capacity for social distancing purposes.

Fortunately, both cabins are now running following the completion of the Tram maintenance project started November 15.

UPDATE 5:05 PM – According to RIOC:

New York is
currently experiencing a surge of COVID-19. In an effort to keep the
Roosevelt Island community and our staff safe, Roosevelt Island
Operating Corporation (RIOC) is taking the following precautions to help
mitigate the spread:

  • Tram capacity will be limited to 55 persons per cabin.
  • There will be a 30-day pause in permitting. Previously scheduled/permitted events due to occur within this 30-day period will be canceled or suspended.
  • The Roosevelt Island Youth Center (RIYC) will be temporarily closed for the next 30 days.
  • RIOC will be working with our
    partners at the Food Pantry, Farmer’s Market, and other businesses
    deemed essential to put COVID-19 safety protocols in place for the next
    30 days. 

As the current
situation is fluid, RIOC will continuously monitor each area,
reassessing them within at least 30 days and providing updates
accordingly. As a reminder, passengers on public transportation,
including the Tram and Red Bus, are required to wear masks or face
coverings. Additionally, masks or face coverings are required in all
RIOC facilities.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping us keep the community and beyond safe during these challenging times. 

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday.



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