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News log 2012 week 9

Lake Michigan town fears losing historic ferry
CBS News
16, 2012 photo, Charles Cart, senior chief engineer for the SS Badger, stands at the wheel of the 410-foot car ferry while docked in Ludington, Mich. Cart says it could take several years to switch the Badger from coal to natural gas and satisfy ...
Legal fight looms over ferry tolls
News & Observer
The legislature wants fares to cover 15 percent of the cost of ferries. Gov. Bev Perdue ordered a halt to collection of new and higher tolls. BY BRUCE SICELOFF - RALEIGH -- One of the legislature's top staff lawyers
Ferry toll hikes set
Greensboro News & Record
By News & Observer of Raleigh State Department of Transportation officials are setting new or higher rates for tolls and commuter passes on five ferry routes, as ordered by the legislature — but they are obeying the governor's ban on enforcing them.
Obama Administration stalls Cuba ferry plans, for now
Amid an election year, the Obama Administration told Cuba ferry entrepreneurs that their plans are a no-go. Arguing that ferries don't fit in the administration's current people-to-people travel policy, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign ...
B.C. Ferries creates a plan to help avoid future crashes
By Walter Cordery, Daily News March 8, 2012 BC Ferries officials realized almost immediately that the impact of the Coastal Inspiration's "hard landing" at the Duke Point terminal had caused extensive structural damage. The crew on the bridge of the ...
Public Eye: Troubled Ryer Island ferry back in service
Sacramento Bee
By Cathy Locke At long last, the Real McCoy II Ferry is back in service, transporting motorists between Rio Vista and Ryer Island. The $4.3 million ferry debuted Feb. 1, 2011, but was taken out of service for all but emergency vehicles Sept.
Legislature passed to protect marine highways and create jobs
Islands' Sounder
House Bill 2190 funds construction of a second 144-car ferry, which could be assigned to the San Juan Islands route. In addition, the budget contains no services cuts to ferries or increases in fares. The budget also provides for critical ...
Impending ferry tolls announced by DOT
Beaufort Observer
Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island Ocracoke (Pamlico Sound), now tolled: Car and driver, $27, more for larger vehicles. Pedestrian or passenger, $5. Bicycle, $10. Motorcycle, $15. A one-year commuter pass good on all ferry routes would be available ...


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