Recent Ferry Schedule Disruptions: Staten Island Residents Reach Out To BP Fossella’s Office

Statement from Borough President Vito J. Fossella on Staten Island Ferry Service Disruptions 

We’ve heard from many very concerned Staten Island commuters about the disruptions in service at the Staten Island Ferry. We have been in touch with the NYC Department of Transportation to discuss this, and my office has offered to provide any assistance possible.

We know the NYC DOT and Adams Administration are working to restore a full regular schedule and we urge that a solution be found as soon as possible. The ferry is a lifeline for so many commuters. It is not only important, but an essential service for thousands.  It is a part of Staten Island’s DNA and that is why I will work with the Adams Administration in any way I can to restore 15 minute service and get the schedule back to normal. We understand there are challenges, but our focus is on the commuters who simply want reliable service to get to their destination.

Banner Image: Staten Island Ferry.  Image Credit – Rsbl


BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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