Markey, Warren, Keating Seek Federal Aid for Steamship Authority
Noah Asimow
With the financially strapped Steamship Authority in mind, the Massachusetts Congressional delegation is requesting $3 billion in aid to keep the country’s ferry industry afloat. A letter was sent to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer May 7.
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SSA Traffic Sputters Back to Life, Oak Bluffs Pier Repairs Snag
Noah Asimow
After a historically bad April for both ridership and revenue, the Steamship Authority continued to take steps to buoy its operation Tuesday.
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SSA Is Not Requiring Face Coverings on Board Ferries
Noah Asimow
Masks or face coverings are now required in most public places indoors and out on the Vineyard. But there is one place where they are conspicuously not required.
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Selectmen Blast Boatline, Press for Speedy Pier Repairs
Noah Asimow
In a forceful letter, the Oak Bluffs selectmen this week called on the Steamship Authority to make immediate repairs to the summer ferry terminal on the North Bluff.
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Steamship Authority Steadies Its Financial Ship
Noah Asimow

The financially woe-begotten Steamship Authority has seen a short-term jump in traffic, general manager Bob Davis announced at the weekly board meeting Tuesday, although he said the long-term picture remains a question mark. Ferry traffic is trending upward again.

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Governor Demurs on Steamship Authority Bailout
Noah Asimow

In his daily press briefing Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker was vague about whether the state would help rescue the financially struggling Steamship Authority.

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SSA Funded Through July
A $12 million injection of federal funding will keep the Steamship Authority going until August 1.
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SSA Governors Wrestle With Financial Crisis
Noah Asimow

Steamship Authority governors took up a laundry list of measures to help the boat line stay afloat on Tuesday, extending the reduced ferry schedule to May 14.

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SSA Leaders Say Financial Crisis Snowballed Quickly
Noah Asimow
The decision by the Steamship Authority to seek a financial bailout from the state came together hastily in the span of a few short days.
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Steamship Authority Seeks Unprecedented State Bailout
Julia Wells

With cash running low the SSA is urgently seeking a financial bailout from the commonwealth, marking a first.

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