New Maine State Ferry rates commence Oct. 1

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 7:45pm
AUGUSTA - New rates for the Maine State Ferry Service will take effect on October 1. The rulemaking process was officially completed September 19. That months-long process involved public hearings, conversations with community members, and island visits by Maine Department of Transportation staff.

"We feel this new rate structure strikes a reasonable balance considering all of the various and sometimes competing concerns we heard from those who rely on the Maine State Ferry Service," said MaineDOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note, in a news release. “I want to thank everyone involved particularly the members of the island communities for their engagement, thoughtfulness, and hospitality throughout this process.”

Details about the new rate structure and answers to a list of frequently asked questions can be found here: https://www.maine.gov/mdot/ferry/assets/docs/2019/tariffs/Tariff-9-Quick-Reference.pdf