Suffolk County won't impose a 25-cent surcharge on Fire Island ferry tickets this summer, Newsday reports.
The proposed fee, which was under consideration by County Executive Steve Bellone, was a revenue-raising measure to help close the County's $530-million budget gap.
If implemented, then the surcharge would've raised an estimated $750,000.
The fee was met with opposition from Fire Island residents and private ferry operators, seemingly prompting officials to abandon the plan.
"We've heard the concerns raised and won't implement a 25-cent surcharge on the Fire Island Ferry," County spokeswoman Vanessa Baird-Streeter wrote in an email to Newsday.
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