FI Ferry Hike Proposed

By Timothy Bolger, Fire Island News, March 12, 2015
 

Ferry riders may soon pay a dollar more for each trip across the Great South Bay, if Suffolk County lawmakers grant a request by Fire Island’s largest ferry and lone water-taxi company.

Fire Island Ferries, the Bay Shore-based company serving the eight westernmost communities, requested an 11-percent fare hike, which would bring the current $17 round-trip fare to $19 and the current one-way fare from $9 to $10. The company’s water taxi arm requested an estimated 18-percent increase, with hikes varying with distance. The company petitioned the county for the fare hike in January with the goal of getting approval in time for Memorial Day.Three years after superstorm Sandy, Fire Island continues to rebuild. Prices remain flat—good news for anyone looking for a summer getaway.

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