ST. GEORGE — Hour long waits for a boat to Staten Island could be a thing of the past after a bill to increase service was unanimously passed by the City Council.
The bill will require boats to sail every half-hour all day, instead of switching to hourly service early in the morning on weekdays and at night on weekends.
The increased service will start in May 2015 and is expected to cost the city $15 million to implement, the Daily News reported.
The bill was spearheaded by Staten Island Council members James Oddo, Vincent Ignizio and Debi Rose, who said the it would help late night commuters avoid a long trip home.
“They act as if everyone works 9 to 5,” Rose said in May.
“Well I have family members who work the night shift on Wards Island, and ...they have to leave two hours early just to get to work on a Monday through Friday.”