Seattle Firm Is Top Choice to Review SSA Operations
Sara Brown

The Steamship Authority will shortly begin contract negotiations with HMS Consulting and Technical Engineers of Seattle, Wash., to undertake a comprehensive review of operations.

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Eight Firms Vie For Job to Review SSA
Sara Brown
In a year that has been marred by a string of problems on the Vineyard route, the boat line expects to hire an outside consultant for a comprehensive review.
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Ramp Mishap With Tractor Trailer Delays Morning Ferry Service
Landry Harlan

A severed ramp cable caused a 45-minute delay for passengers and vehicles on the ferry Governor in Woods Hole early Tuesday morning.

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Ferry Island Home Goes Out Briefly

The ferry Island Home went out of service briefly late Friday morning but was back in service by early afternoon.

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Passengers Briefly Trapped in Ferry Elevator
Sara Brown

Seven passengers were briefly trapped in an elevator about the ferry Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday.

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Steamship Authority Hires Communication Director
Sara Brown

Cape Cod Times reporter Sean F. Driscoll has been hired as communications director for the Steamship Authority, the boat line announced.

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Ferry Katama Goes Out Briefly for Minor Repairs
Julia Wells

The freight ferry went out for repairs in Woods Hole Saturday afternoon and later returned to service.

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Islanders Favor Independent Audit of SSA
Jane Seagrave

Reliable ferries. Better communication. An independent audit. These are the items the Steamship Authority needs to address urgently, according to a survey taken over the last week by people who use the boat line to travel to and from Martha’s Vineyard.

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Amid Turmoil, SSA Port Captain Resigns
Julia Wells

The Steamship Authority port captain has resigned, boat line general manager Robert Davis confirmed Thursday.

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SSA Governors Unanimously Back Outside Review
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors voted unanimously to immediately seek a top-to-bottom independent outside review of boat line operations.

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