Increase Staten Island Ferry service to every 15 minutes around the clock, 7 days a week.

Increase Staten Island Ferry service to every 15 minutes around the clock, 7 days a week.

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Kelly Zheng started this petition to MTA and

Staten Island Ferry is the only non-vehicle transportation method for commuters to get from Manhattan to Staten Island, as well as from every other borough. The ferry runs every half an hour regularly other than rush hours on the weekdays. Missing the ferry by a minute means you have to wait for 29 minutes for the next one to come. This has caused such inconvenience to residents from Staten Island because of the lack of frequency of the ferry service. We argue that more frequent service should not be limited to only during rush hours on the weekdays but should have a 15-minute interval for all ferries at all times for commuters, tourists, as well as residents from Staten Island to take. 

Now comes to the safety issue. During late night hours, for those who have to commute because of the nature of their jobs will have to endure the long wait for the ferry, risking their safety to go home at night. Young teenagers and kids who travel alone from and back to school have to go home later than the expected time due to the inconsistency of the train schedule. The MTA system - the only system that connects the ferry to the rest of the boroughs - runs frequently with delays, especially at night. There are more than just a few people who need to commute from Manhattan to Staten Island at late night hours. We personally had seen the 12 A.M. ferry filled with people who were eager to go home after a long day. Therefore, we strongly believe that the NYC Department of Transportation should increase Staten Island Ferry service to every 15 minutes around the clock, 7 days a week.  

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