Since its fare was eliminated in Jully 1997, the taxpayer-supported cost-per-rider of a free Staten Island Ferry trip has risen 141%, from $2.43 to $5.87 in 2016. Ridership is up as well, but only 20%. Is the remaining increase due to inflation, budgeting or something more? Check out this video from the Staten Island Advance, then see the accompanying article for more on the rising cost of the Staten Island Ferry.
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