Steamship Authority considers ferry fare hikes for passengers

This is a file image of a Steamship Authority ferry docked. (WLNE)

FALMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — The Steamship Authority is considering ferry fare hikes on its Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket routes to counteract high fuel prices.

On the Martha’s Vineyard route, one-way tickets for vehicles will increase $3 or $5 depending on the season, the Cape Cod Times reports.

During peak season, one-way tickets for vehicles would increase to $10 on weekends. Vehicles over 20 feet wound see an 8% increase in fares.

Steamship Authority officials are also proposing a $.50 increase for single adult tickets.

For the Nantucket route, one-way tickets for vehicles would increase between $9 or $14 depending on the season, according to the paper.

During peak season, one-way tickets for vehicles will increase by $20 on weekends during peak season.

Passenger fares are expected to increase by $1 for single adult tickets, and $3 on the high-speed ferry.

A public meeting about the rate hikes is scheduled to be held virtually Monday.

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