Proposed tolls on ferries delayed for now

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 05:15 PM.

"I don’t think they should be charging anybody for tolls," said Doug Sinclair, of Alliance, who rides the Minnesott-Cherry Branch ferry to get to his job as a teacher at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. "It’s basically an extension of Highway 306. I need it to go to work."

The Minnesott-Cherry Branch route is currently free, but the proposed tolls call for a $4 charge for the typical passenger vehicle and a $1 fee per vehicle passenger. A commuter pass would be available for $150 per year.

Fares for most cars on the Southport-Fort Fisher route are set to double, from $5 to $10. There also will be a new per-passenger charge of $2.

Molly Parker of the Wilmington Star News contributed to this story. 

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