The Verge Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of The Roosevelt Island Tram - Encourages Ride On The Tram Because It's Helluva Fun
The Roosevelt Island Tram has been receiving alot of favorable publicity recently encouraging more and more people to take a ride.
According to the The Verge:hi the Roosevelt Island Tram just turned 40 years old, so me & @fluxintime did a video about it https://t.co/d0YVsC6i6X— Andrew J. Hawkins (@andyjayhawk) May 26, 2016
... To celebrate the tram's birthday, The Verge's social media maven Kirsten Frisina and myself took it for a spin and recorded the whole thing on Facebook Live. We talked about the tram's unique place in the city's transportation hierarchy, as well as what happens when a power surge knocked it out of commission a decade ago, trapping over a dozen commuters hundreds of feet above the East River for up to 12 hours. (Spoiler alert: there was peeing into bottles.)...
Very well done video.
According to The Verge video, approximately 70% of Tram Riders are residents and 30% are visitors.
Here's more on the Roosevelt Island Tram 40th Anniversary Celebration.