2008_08_siferry2.jpgWith over 19 million passengers a year and demand still rising, the Staten Island Ferry seems to be at a critical point. The Staten Island Advance outlines the issues--there's repeated requests to increase nighttime service (it only runs hourly), plus the DOT may look at larger ferries, to deal with capacity. Also, there's talk of adding a new route on the South Shore (currently, commutes from there take over 90 minutes); State Senator Andrew Lanza said, "The South Shore is probably the most underserved and cut off from mass transit in all of New York City. We pay taxes like everyone else, and we deserve to get our fair share of options."