Another round of ticket price negotiations with island residents

Maine to hold public hearing in Belfast on proposed ferry ticket rates

 

BELFAST — The Maine Department of Transportation will convene a public hearing on the latest proposed ferry ticket tolls Aug. 19 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

This will be a formal rule-making hearing for the Maine State Ferry Service, and will begin at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices for the ferries that run to islands have been a contentious topic for two years, and this is the latest discussion about them following leadership changes in Augusta with the DOT and in the Blaine House.

Proposed ticket prices are as follows:

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Maine State Ferry Service vessel ‘Margaret Chase Smith’ makes the crossing from Grindle Point on Islesboro to Lincolnville Beach many times a day, filled with workers, school children and residents community to mainland and home. (Photo by Lynda Clancy)

 

 

Event Date: 

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 10:00am