ST. GEORGE — For commuters stuck waiting an hour for the next boat at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, relief might be on the way.
A proposal to make the ferry run every half-hour, instead of switching to every hour early in the morning or late at night, was unanimously approved by the City Council's Transportation Committee on Monday, according to council records.
Currently, Staten Island-bound ferries switch from every half hour to every hour after 1:30 a.m. during the week and during the night on Saturdays and Sundays. Manhattan-bound ferries end at 1 a.m. weekdays and during the night at weekends.
“We talk about this city as being the city that doesn’t sleep,” Councilman Vincent Ignizio said in May. “The problem here is you got plenty of time to take a nap."
If passed, it will go to Mayor Michael Bloomberg who can veto it, approve it or let it lapse into law after 30 days.