NC Ferry Division Releases 2018 Schedules: Elimination of low-ridership runs saves $100K in fuel costs

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NC Ferry Division Releases 2018 Schedules: Elimination of low-ridership runs saves $100K in fuel costs

By / State News / Monday, 22 January 2018 00:01

MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division released its 2018 schedules today. While similar to the 2017 schedules in terms of level of service, the Division was able to eliminate a limited number of low-ridership departures, saving taxpayers a total of $100,000 in reduced fuel costs. The changes are as follows: Elimination of the final daily run on the Currituck-Knotts Island route; Elimination of four runs on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route during January and February
In addition, the Currituck-Knotts Island route will close between June 7 and Aug. 6 this year only in order to perform needed renovations on ferry docks and terminals. “Every year, we assemble our schedules after careful analysis of ridership levels and consultation with local stakeholders,” said Ferry Division Director Harold Thomas. “These new schedules manage to give us some cost savings and make the Ferry Division more efficient, while maintaining the levels of service that residents and visitors have come to rely on.”The system-wide 2018 North Carolina Ferry Schedule can be viewed and downloaded on the Ferry Division www.ncdot.gov/ferry

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