Ride across Neuse River to remain free

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 08:42 AM.

Pamlico County is now in Distribution Region B, with 13 other counties.

The Down East Rural Transportation Planning Organization serves Craven, Carteret, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties.

“Active involvement by local residents in the long-range planning process will be necessary to plan for strategic transportation expenses, including the purchase of new ferries when needed,” Henri McClees said in an email to toll opponents. “If future needs are not met by other funds, new tolls will continue to be a looming threat.”

She praised local representatives Sen. Norman Sanderson, R-Pamlico, and Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven, for working diligently against the tolls.

“They joined forces with Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Chairman John Torbett, Rep. Charles Jeter, Rep. Frank Iler and other legislators to fight for us,” she said.

Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and other existing ferry tolls will not be removed.  

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