SSA Plans Public Info Sessions on Budget
Steamship Authority riders will have their chance to question boat line managers on the proposed budget and fare hikes.
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Veterans, Service Members Offered Free SSA Tickets Nov. 11
On Veterans Day, the Steamship Authority will provide free tickets to active service members and veterans, in what is now an annual event.
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SSA Trims Its Deficit; Stiff Rate Hikes Loom
Noah Asimow
Calling it a “bitter pill” to swallow, Steamship Authority governors said Tuesday they would back an operating budget for the coming year that will include across-the board rate hikes.
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All Aboard One Last Time
Maia Coleman
Richard Clark, longtime Steamship Authority terminal agent in Vineyard Haven, will retire Friday after 41 years on the job. He started with the boat line as a ticket seller in 1979.
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SSA Leaders Remember Robert O’Brien, Former Boatline Governor
Julia Wells
Past and present Steamship Authority managers and board members warmly recalled the contributions of the former long-serving Barnstable boat line governor who died last month.
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SSA Proposes Steep Fare Hikes for Coming Year
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority is proposing significant, across-the-board rate hikes in an effort to cover expected losses in revenue and budget shortfalls during the 2021 operating season.
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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself With Handgun at Woods Hole Ferry Terminal, Sustaining Minor Injuries
Noah Asimow
A man who was waiting to board a ferry to the Vineyard accidentally shot himself inside a bus shelter at the Woods Hole Steamship Authority terminal Tuesday evening.
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September Ferry Traffic Sees Strong Rebound
Louisa Hufstader
Early fall traffic on Steamship Authority ferries has been robust this year, with Labor Day weekend bringing an end-of-summer spike in travelers, according to a report from the boat line Tuesday.
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Steamship Launches Mobile Ticketing
Steamship Authority passengers with mobile devices now have the option to purchase paperless tickets online, without logging into an account.
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SSA Employee Covid Tests All Come Back Negative
Noah Asimow
Steamship Authority officials are breathing a sigh of relief after announcing on Wednesday that 38 contact-traced employees have tested negative for Covid-19.
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