Steamship Authority considering fare hike for ferry passengers

steamship authority considering fare hike for ferry passengers

A Steamship Authority ferry docked in Woods Hole in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on May 30, 2022.

The Steamship Authority is considering a fare increase to cover high fuel prices.

For the ferries that service Martha’s Vineyard, one-way tickets for vehicles will increase $3 or $5 depending on the season, according to the Cape Cod Times.

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The increase would be $10 during peak operating hours. Vehicles over 20 feet wound see an 8% increase in fares.

The paper reported that walk-on fares will increase $.50 for adults.

For the Nantucket route, one-way tickets for vehicles will increase by either $9 or $14 depending on the season. One-way tickets for vehicles will increase by $20 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during peak season, the newspaper reported.

Passenger fares are expected to increase by $1 for adults, according to the report. Tickets on the high-speed ferry will increase by $3.

A second public meeting about the price hikes is scheduled to be held virtually Monday.

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