Ferry Oversight

Who’s responsible for the ferries?

Our regional ferries are operated and maintained by the State Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).  The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) provides advisory and oversight to DOTD.

DOTD warns that without the allocation of dedicated funds to support future ferry operations, the Algiers and Gretna ferries will cease operations in July 2013.

The RPC is studying all options to save the ferries – from raising vehicle ferry fares and introducing pedestrian and cyclist ferry fares to using vehicle license registration fees – discussions are on-going but no one clear solution has yet emerged and the clock is ticking.

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