Kitchen Sink Report Examines Five Key Areas at Boatline
Louisa Hufstader

The independent review of the Steamship Authority looked at five major areas of SSA operations and found serious deficiencies in four.

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Steamship Authority Governors: "We Got Our Marching Orders"
Louisa Hufstader

The governing board for the boat line agreed Tuesday to hold additional meetings over the winter months to discuss the 140-page independent review.

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Top-Down Changes Needed, Consultant Says
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority needs to change its management culture or face more potentially dangerous disruptions in service, the leader of a five-month study of boat line operations said Monday.
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Entrenched Culture, Lack of Vision: Report Calls for Change at SSA
Louisa Hufstader
A independent review of the SSA describes an organization so focused on saving money and reacting to emergencies that it has failed to follow basic business practices.
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Bomb Threat on Ferry Proves to be False Alarm
Steve Myrick

A Steamship Authority ferry from Vineyard Haven was delayed briefly Thursday afternoon as authorities investigated a bomb threat. No explosives or devices were found.

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Steamship Authority Sends Architects Back to the Drawing Board
Louisa Hufstader

After some 400 people signed a petition protesting the design for a new ticket building in Woods Hole, the SSA asked architects to try again.

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Independent Report on SSA Is Delayed
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors meet Wednesday with a full agenda, but a report from independent consultants has been delayed for a month.

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All Aboard for Bridget Tobin Retirement Party
Landry Harlan
Lines and standby lines formed on Tuesday morning as well-wishers headed to the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority terminal to wish Bridget Tobin well on her retirement after 44 years.
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MVC, SSA Open Talks About Ferry Traffic
Noah Asimow

Amid heightened concern from Island residents about summer vehicle congestion, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission hosted a wide-ranging discussion with Steamship Authority leaders late last week.

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Woods Hole Terminal Plan Draws Fire on Both Sides of the Sound
Louisa Hufstader

Plans for a two-story ticket office and a fully operational third slip at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal face rising opposition, both in Woods Hole and on Martha’s Vineyard.

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