Selectmen Lambaste SSA Over Proposal to Close Oak Bluffs Ferry Terminal
Noah Asimow
Oak Bluffs selectmen had strong words of criticism for the Steamship Authority Tuesday after learning that the boat line terminal in their town might not be ready to open in time for summer.
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Numbers Show Unusual Late-Winter Population Swell
Noah Asimow

Martha’s Vineyard has experienced an unusual late-winter population swell since the beginning of March, an analysis of traffic statistics shows.

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SSA Begins Further Service Reductions, As Traffic Continues Its Freefall
Noah Asimow

The Steamship Authority has announced further service reductions on the Vineyard route, beginning this week. The ferry Martha’s Vineyard will go off line on weekends.

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Woods Hole Terminal Project Will Continue
Noah Asimow
Steamship Authority officials said work will continue as planned on the new, $70 million shoreside terminal reconstruction project. And all proper precautions are being taken, they said.
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SSA Extends Reduced Ferry Schedule, as Traffic Plummets
Noah Asimow

With ridership cratering on the Vineyard route and financial losses looming, SSA general manager Robert Davis said the reduced ferry schedule will remain in effect through May 5.

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SSA to Sanitize Terminal Building
An employee at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal was reportedly exposed to a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.
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Steamship Authority Traffic Goes Into Freefall
Julia Wells
Automobile and passenger traffic on Steamship Authority ferries plunged into steep decline this month, just as the coronavirus pandemic began its spread into Massachusetts.
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Governor Baker Urges Second Home Owners to Stay Away from Islands
Noah Asimow and Jane Seagrave
The Steamship Authority on Sunday released statistics showing a modest increase in out-of-state vehicles coming to the Vineyard in the first half of March, as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents with second homes on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to stay home.
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SSA Reduced Schedule
Starting Sunday, the Steamship Authority is reducing its schedule of ferry trips between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard.
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Reduced Ferry Schedule Goes Into Effect
Noah Asimow
Six regularly scheduled ferry runs have been cut effective Sunday, as traffic to the Island begins to decline. Other transit agencies are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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