Since the city expanded Staten Island Ferry service to operate at half-hour intervals around-the-clock, the Staten Island Railway schedule is also being adjusted to match.
Beginning this fall, the Staten Island Railway will provide trains timed to arrive at the St. George terminal just minutes before every half-hour ferry departure. The MTA is putting an extra $800,000 to make this adjustment, but that's nothing compared to the $4.9 million per year it will take to operate the new ferry schedule.
As many commuters would say, the SIR has not been the most timely mode of transportation in the past. A synchronized train and ferry schedule would be ideal for those of us who venture into the city on a regular basis, and we hope the new schedule will deliver on its promises.