25 percent fare increase for Davis Park ferries OKd

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 12, 2008, titled 25 percent fare increase for Davis Park ferries OKd. In it, Newsday reports that:

Suffolk legislators Tuesday approved a 25 percent fare increase for ferries to and from Davis Park, but tabled a proposal for a similar rate hike for the larger Fire Island Ferries Co.

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Smithtown, NY

#1 Aug 13, 2008
So the legislature has rubber stamped the 25% increase, Why? There was no audit taken, no justification from the ferry co.! Just the owners desire to make more money on the backs of the people forced to use the ferry service! I wish I could go to my boss and ask for a raise because I asked for it, without any justification! These back room deals will be the death of the ferry services!
Bite Me

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Aug 13, 2008
Read the story again.

The Davis Park Ferry Co. won unanimous approval from the Legislature's Public Works and Transportation Committee for the increase after nearly six months of discussion. The full Legislature will consider the bill at its next meeting, on Tuesday in Riverhead.

'... after nearly six months of discussions.'

Sounds like you're confusing the Davis Park Ferry with the Fire Island Ferry.

Smithtown, NY

#3 Aug 13, 2008
They both suck!
Bite Me

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Aug 13, 2008
jjjr wrote:
They both suck!
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

The increase wasn't just handed to them as you suggested in your original post which is what I was responding to.

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