The Steamship Authority is holding a public information session on Thursday for Vineyard residents to learn about available Islander programs and discounts.

The session will held via Zoom starting at 5 p.m. A brief presentation will be followed by a chance for participants to ask questions. A recording of the session will be posted afterwards on the boatline’s YouTube channel.

Topics to be discussed include excursion rates, transportation access passes, reservation assistance for off-island doctor appointments and the so-called “blue line,” a limited standby line available to Islanders on reservation-only days.

To join the session, go to and use meeting ID 838 2022 9045. Participants can also call in to one of the following numbers to participate: (929) 436-2866; (301) 715-8592; (312) 626-6799; (669) 900-6833; (253) 215-8782; or (346) 248-7799.

To submit questions in advance, email reservations and customer relations manager Angela Campbell at