SSA Explains Storm Cancellation Policy
Louisa Hufstader

At a meeting on the Vineyard Tuesday, SSA senior managers found themselves explaining the cancellation policy for ferries after hundreds of travelers were stranded during last week’s storm.

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SSA Takes Up Budget, Rate Hikes at Meeting on the Vineyard
Louisa Hufstader

A 2020 operating budget, fare hikes for the coming year and a preliminary new design for the Woods Hole terminal are expected to be discussed when boat line governors meet on the Vineyard Tuesday.

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SSA Invites Public Comment on 2020 Budget
Louisa Hufstader

Martha’s Vineyard residents with questions about the SSA’s proposed 2020 rate increases can speak directly with top boat line officials on the Island Wednesday at the Oak Bluffs Library

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SSA General Manager Gets High Marks, and a Raise
Louisa Hufstader

General manager Robert Davis continues to please the boat line board of governors, who gave him high grades in his second annual performance review Tuesday on Nantucket.

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Steamship Authority Plans Rate Hikes in 2020
Louisa Hufstader

The Steamship Authority aired a preliminary plan this week to raise rates in 2020 to cover increased expenses resulting from last year’s comprehensive review of operations by outside consultants.

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Woods Hole Residents Sound Off on Early Morning Freight Boats
Louisa Hufstader
Vineyarders say early morning freight boat is essential; Woods Hole residents say their quality of life is damaged due to the noise.
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Vineyard, Falmouth Take Sides Over Early Freight Boats
Louisa Hufstader

A petition from Falmouth residents has forced the SSA to schedule a public hearing Monday afternoon on its proposed 2020 operating schedule.

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Labor Day Exodus Signals End of Summer on Martha's Vineyard
Holly Pretsky

Ferries to the mainland were full on Monday as vacationers bid the season a bittersweet farewell. The annual Labor Day exodus signaled the end of one season and the start of another.

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SSA Names New Director of Shoreside Operations
Alison A. Fletcher has been named the new director of shoreside operations at the Steamship Authority, the boat line announced this week.
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Passenger Ferries to Martha's Vineyard See Spike in Traffic
Louisa Hufstader

Foot traffic to Martha’s Vineyard is well up on passenger ferries this summer, early numbers released this week by the Steamship Authority show.

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