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RTA proposes pedestrian fees for Algiers Ferry

How much would you pay to hop on the Algiers Ferry … which used to be free?

Right now, cars pay $1, but pedestrians ride free.

The RTA is planning a public hearing on a plan to charge $2 per person – whether you’re in a vehicle or not!

A statement from the RTA released Thursday:

“Today, The Regional Transit Authority Board of Commissioners authorized staff to schedule a public hearing regarding a proposed fare structure for the ferry system. The public hearing is scheduled for August 5, 2013 at 5PM in City Hall Chambers.

“Members of the community can officially submit public comment via mail, email to ferry@norta.com or at the public hearing.”

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