Chilly Reception for Steamship Authority Terminal Design
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority held an open house in Vineyard Haven Wednesday to share plans for a sweeping redesign of the Woods Hole ferry terminal.
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Slim Projected Operating Surplus Spurs SSA Rate Increase
Louisa Hufstader
Beginning next spring, Islanders can expect seasonal hikes in Steamship Authority vehicle fares and Falmouth parking rates as the boat line seeks to nourish a projected 2019 net surplus of just over $141,000.
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More Cars Equals Less Island Charm
Richard Knabel
News that the Steamship Authority carried a record number of vehicles may be welcome news to management but not to everyone else.
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Construction Work Resumes at Woods Hole Terminal
Louisa Hufstader
The end of high travel season brings the return of heavy equipment to Woods Hole, as the SSA continues its reconstruction of the shoreside facility.
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Boatline Breaks Record for Vehicles Carried on Vineyard Route
Landry Harlan

For the third straight year the Steamship Authority carried a record number of cars and trucks on the Vineyard route this summer.

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Passengers First
How to explain the fawning first-year performance review given by the Steamship Authority board of governors this week to Robert Davis?
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SSA General Manager Sails Through Performance Review
Louisa Hufstader

Steamship Authority governors voiced their strong approval this week for the job Robert Davis has been doing in his first year as general manager.

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SSA Agrees to Change Course on Commuter Cards
Louisa Hufstader

The Steamship Authority is preparing to resume its former policy of allowing the 10-ride commuter pass to be used by multiple people who are traveling together.

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Five Steps to SSA Happiness

The Steamship Authority is the lifeline to the Islands, and also too often a frustrating customer experience.

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SSA Review Set to Begin; Problems Still Plague Ferry Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown

An outside independent review of Steamship Authority operations is set to begin next week, with staff from a Seattle-based marine consulting firm scheduled to arrive Tuesday for a site visit.

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