SSA Plans Fare Hikes For the Coming Year, to Cover Higher Costs
Mike Seccombe

The Steamship Authority is set to hit travelers to and from the Vineyard with fare increases totaling more than $1 million next year.

Boat line management proposed the fare hikes on the Vineyard route, as well as increases of $1.5 million on the Nantucket route, as part of the 2011 draft budget at this week’s meeting of the SSA governors on Nantucket.

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Ferries Are In at New Oak Bluffs Terminal
Mike Seccombe

After more than a decade of planning and almost three years of construction, the Steamship Authority’s new Oak Bluffs terminal was officially opened on Wednesday, just in time for the start of the boat line’s seasonal service.

The chairman of the Oak Bluffs selectmen, Duncan Ross, flanked by the SSA’s general manager, Wayne Lamson and Martha’s Vineyard’s representative on the SSA board of governors, Marc Hanover, cut a red ribbon strung across the front door of the new building.

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