Peconic Jitney May Return This Summer

By Kate Nalepinski.

A ferry service operating between Sag Harbor and Greenport may return this summer.

In June 2012, Hampton Jitney launched an 83-day pilot program for Peconic Jitney, a 125-passenger ferry service that linked the villages of Sag Harbor and Greenport. At that time, ferry service cost $20 for a round trip, or $12 one way.

Village administrator Paul Pallas said Thursday at a Greenport work session that the reestablished service, pitched to him by Hampton Jitney manager Jim Ryan earlier this month, would operate similarly to how it did in the past. He told the board he was awaiting their approval to request a formal business plan and proposal with ferry operation and costs.

Greenport trustees expressed interest in the service at Thursday’s work session, but were skeptical about its impact on the village’s parking spaces and marina.

Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said he was disappointed that the company pitched the project to the Sag Harbor Board of Trustees in December 2019, but Greenport trustees are only hearing about it this month.