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VIPA TO HOLD HEARING ON FERRY FEE INCREASES

Public outcry against the V.I. Port Authority's decision to increase wharfage fees for St. Thomas-St. John ferry and barge operators has apparently convinced the agency to hold a public hearing.
VIPA discussed the new rate structure in executive session during a board meeting on St. John last week.
The agency had proposed to charge operators an additional 25 cents per passenger ferried between St. Thomas and St. John; an additional $2.50 for each vehicle transported between the islands, and a 15 cent per-foot berthing fee for certain vessels docked at VIPA facilities between 7 p.m.-5 a.m. that are not engaged in loading or unloading passengers or cargo.
The hearing, however, is yet to be scheduled.

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Public outcry against the V.I. Port Authority's decision to increase wharfage fees for St. Thomas-St. John ferry and barge operators has apparently convinced the agency to hold a public hearing.
VIPA discussed the new rate structure in executive session during a board meeting on St. John last week.
The agency had proposed to charge operators an additional 25 cents per passenger ferried between St. Thomas and St. John; an additional $2.50 for each vehicle transported between the islands, and a 15 cent per-foot berthing fee for certain vessels docked at VIPA facilities between 7 p.m.-5 a.m. that are not engaged in loading or unloading passengers or cargo.
The hearing, however, is yet to be scheduled.