Legislators could review new ferry tolls

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:56 PM.

"I really don’t want to see fees go up on the Outer Banks ferries either. I think it will be detrimental to tourism," he said.

The current $15 fee for an average size vehicle to cross one-way will jump to $27. And add $5 for every passenger older than 13. For a family of four, the cost jumps to as much as $42 for a one-way trip.

Sanderson said he’d rather not see tolls at all and now is not the time to be adding fees.

"It’s a very bad time to be charging people extra money. Our economy still has a long way to go," he said.

Sanderson said there are transportation needs across the state and they need to look at the whole transportation department.

Meanwhile, the Ferry Division will be adding a new ramp to the Cherry Branch side of the Neuse River. The construction is not related to any fee structure.

The reason behind the new ramp will be to allow vehicles easier access to the ferry during times when high winds may cause water levels to increase or decrease. 

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