GatewayJFK Shuttle Passes 10K Ride Milestone
Between April 5th and July 15th, 2021 the GatewayJFK Connection provided over 10,000 rides for employees and community members traveling to or from the Springfield Gardens neighborhood to Downtown Jamaica.
The shuttle runs on weekdays from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM and operates using a mobile phone application built by the tech startup Dollaride. Riders can track the real time location of the shuttle on a map, reserve a seat, and digitally pay for their ride by downloading the Dollaride app. As of Mid-July daily ridership has averaged over 300 passengers per day.
This summer, the GatewayJFK Connection was officially launched at a ribbon cutting featuring Community Members, Business Leaders and Elected Officials. At the event Queens Borough President Donovan Richards linked the shuttle to a vital need for transit in the area “Coming out of this pandemic, we're looking for a new normal where we no longer have transportation deserts.”
To promote the new route, GatewayJFK and Dollaride are giving away 60 free rides to people who download the ap from the Google Play or Apple app store, or who sign up at dollaride.com/gatewayjfk.