Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation of the State of New York (RIOC) is a public benefit corporation and a political subdivision of the State of New York. RIOC was created by the New York State legislature, in 1984, to take responsibility, pursuant to a General Development Plan (GDP), for the development and operation of the 147 acres comprising the former Welfare Island, located in New York City's East River.
The Roosevelt Island Tramway was constructed in 1976 to provide access to Midtown Manhattan. Gliding at a maximum speed of 16 mph, the Tram reaches a height of 250 feet above the East River. RIOC operates an on-island shuttle bus service oops from Tramway Plaza north to the new Octagon development and back, stopping at the highlights along Main Street.
This is a comprehensive guide to the vehicles currently in passenger service with RIOC.
(Currently Under Reconstruction)
|Year||Model||Photo||Power||Fleet Number||Fleet Notes|
Von Roll Holding AG
|1976||CWA Type 125-PB||Electric Motor Powering Cable Bullwheel||1-2||