As reported in the Advance last week, Staten Island’s three City Council members have embarked on a campaign to press for more frequent nighttime service on the Staten Island Ferry. And they intend to put the issue front and center in this year’s mayoral race.
Their first objective is to pass legislation in the Council that will force the city Department of Transportation to reduce ferry headway intervals to a maximum of 30 minutes around the clock. The three intend to introduce such a bill on Wednesday. At the same time, they say they will press the mayoral candidates for their positions on the issue.
Mid-Island Republican Councilman James Oddo, North Shore Democratic Councilwoman Debi Rose and South Shore Republican Councilman Vincent Ignizio officially kicked off their effort at a press conference at Borough Hall on Thursday. They were joined by members of the St. George Civic Association and the