State legislators to attend ferry meeting in Oriental

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 04:45 PM.

The visiting lawmakers met in Hatteras on Thursday and are scheduled to meet with the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association on Friday. The trip continues on the Ocracoke to Cedar Island ferry Friday afternoon. The group then will come to Pamlico County, via the Cherry Branch-Minnesott route.

Currently, four bills are in committee on the ferry issue in the General Assembly, including bills to abolish the tolls by Sanderson and Speciale. One bill calls for tolls on all ferries.

 “It should be a good trip and give them a look at three of the significant ferries,” Summers said. “We want them to be able to have the information and perspective for discussions in Raleigh in their respective legislative bodies.”

Summers said the lawmakers were not using state or county funding for the trip, adding that the Pamlico County portion of the visit included food and lodging from residents and businesses.

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