Woods Hole Change Orders Continue to Rankle SSA Governors
As the waterside portion of the multi-million-dollar reconstruction project comes to an end, Steamship Authority governors reluctantly approved more than $1.3 million in change orders.
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State Senator Files Bill to Dilute Island Control of SSA
A Cape Cod state senator has filed legislation seeking to alter the weighted vote structure on the five-member Steamship Authority board that gives the two Islands control over the boat line.
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Public Weighs in on Latest Woods Hole Terminal Design
Louisa Hufstader
Steamship Authority passengers, Woods Hole terminal neighbors and other members of the public got their first chance last week to examine the latest land-side design for the terminal reconstruction.
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Island Home Sidelined For Steering Issues Again
For the fifth time in as many months, mechanical issues sidelined the Steamship Authority’s biggest ferry on Sunday, leading to two round trip cancellations on the Vineyard route.
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SSA Board Bristles at Mounting Woods Hole Change Orders
Steamship Authority governors voted Wednesday to approve a change order for the multi-million dollar marine side Woods Hole Terminal renovation project, but not before delivering sharp criticisms about the project’s mounting costs.
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As Finances Improve, SSA Eyes Pandemic Crisis in Rear View Mirror
After enduring its first budget deficit in 58 years, the financial news was mostly good at the monthly meeting of the Steamship Authority governors held Tuesday over Zoom. Traffic and revenues are inching up.
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Steamship Authority Plans Public Sessions on Terminal
The first of four community input sessions on the landside design of the Woods Hole terminal reconstruction takes place online March 23.
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Steering Issues Sideline Island Home Ferry

Steering issues on the M/V Island Home led to the cancellation of two round trips on the Steamship Authority’s Vineayrd route Wednesday morning. The boat is scheduled to restart service at 1:15 p.m.

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SSA Winter Traffic Data Shows Shifting Trends in Off-Season Travel
Mid-February traffic numbers from the Steamship Authority indicate that fewer Islanders are traveling than in winters past, while off-Island travel to the Vineyard is up.
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Ferry Island Home Taken Out of Service
The Island Home was taken out of service late Thursday after vibration was observed on a propeller shaft.
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