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admin 06-05-2013 11:31 AM

Tonight: a rally to save the ferries

Transit advocacy group Ride New Orleans (formerly Transport for NOLA) holds the "By Boat or by Float" second line tonight to boost awareness of the Algiers ferry.

With no private operators in line to run the ferries once its public funds run out June 30 (following the dissolve of the Crescent City Connection tolls, which powered the ferries), lawmakers have come up with some solutions to keep them running ? State Sen. David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans, has a bill to put the ferry's control under a municipal authority, like the Regional Transit Authority, with funding from the state's Department of Transportation and Development.? [ Read more ]

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