LIB 1201 - R&D in Information Age: Online Documentation Project

Author: Ashley R

Part 4- Sources

All of the groups sources include an overall understanding on NYC Water Taxis. The tabs range from prices on tickets for adults and children  to where the Water Taxi actually takes you. The groups sites include a map of NYC and the destinations and landmarks the taxi will either pass by or stop on. There is a price tab that explains if there are discounts or package deals that can help utilize ones money. The websites also contain FAQ tabs which are extremely helpful if one is a NYC taxi newbie. The FAQ pages can actually list out some of the rules and regulations that are also listed on  separate tabs as well. There is also a tab for alternative modes of transportation such as The Shark and The ZEPHYR which take people to different locations as well as giving people different travel experiences. Each sources websites have specific directions and order to what it wants people to know. There are tabs for what to bring, what not to bring, what to do and what not to do. As well as, specific details on what is not allowed. The websites make it impossible for one not to know what a NYC water taxi is and it is also impossible to not understand the rules clearly.

Part 5- Rules and Regulations(Cautions)

When it comes to the NYC water taxis there are a few rules that people should abide by. For instance, one cannot bring outside food with them onto the water taxis. At certain locations such as the Statue of Liberty, there are confessions where snacks are for sale. Therefore,  the group suggests that one should eat before boarding the taxi if a snack will not cut your appetite.  The NYC water taxis also do not allow pets unless it is a seeing eye dog/ service dog.  The water taxis also have limited space which means there are recommendations to bring a bag as small as a clutch on board. The same applies for alternate tour rides such as The Shark. The Shark itself has more detailed requirements such as for pregnant women and for children. The Shark does not permit pregnant women to ride because of the impact of the waves and how rough the ride could get. They also have a height requirement where one  has to exceed 40 inches to ride. The boat also suggests that you do not bring any carry on bags other than a clutch as stated before.  When it comes to the IKEA water taxi, it does not allow one to bring any furniture that does not fit in the IKEA bag aboard. Overall, the rules and regulations are straight forward, no food, no pets, no smoking, and just follow the rules that have specific instructions.