Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:06 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of NY Waterway, the ferry company that has transported millions of commuters and sightseers across the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, has died. Arthur Imperatore was 95. A company spokesman says Imperatore died Wednesday in New York after a long illness. NY Waterway ferries helped to evacuate 150,000 people from New York on Sept. 11, 2001, according to the company. Its boats sprang into action again on Jan. 15, 2009 when US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing on the Hudson River after losing engine power and aided in the rescue of 143 people on board.