Meeting set for Monday in Raleigh

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 09:21 AM.

“I hope people will join us,” he said. “We are going to hold some signs up and try and get some attention.”

Summers said a meeting is planned at 4 p.m. with at least four lawmakers, including Sen. Norman Sanderson, R-Pamlico, and Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven.

“I would say there are about 30, probably 40 people from the county (Pamlico) who plan to come,” Summers said. “And it sounds like Beaufort and Wayne counties are also sending people, so we could have about 100.”

Sanderson said the gathering lawmakers had hoped to have the Secretary of Transportation at the 4 p.m. meeting, but he had another commitment. Sanderson said attempts were still being made to get a high-ranking DOT official to attend and hear the public comments and questions.

Sanderson said he is continuing to gather specific information from the ferry division for a bill he plans to introduce that would target efficiency problems in the division.

Speciale earlier introduced a bill seeking the exemption of the Minnesott and Aurora ferries from the new tolls.

Sanderson added that there had been talk in the House of a bill coming as early as next week to eliminate the toll changes.

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