ferries http://wwno.org en Free Ferry Service Ending This Weekend http://wwno.org/post/free-ferry-service-ending-weekend <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The days of a free ride across the Mississippi River are coming to an end. Starting Sunday, passengers and cars will have to pay $2 to use the ferry system.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54309 at http://wwno.org Years Of Political Inaction Preceded Latest Cutbacks In Algiers Ferry Service http://wwno.org/post/years-political-inaction-preceded-latest-cutbacks-algiers-ferry-service <p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:46 +0000 Della Hasselle 39454 at http://wwno.org As Mississippi River Ferry Service Slowly Disappears, Many Are Searching For Answers http://wwno.org/post/mississippi-river-ferry-service-slowly-disappears-many-are-searching-answers <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This story was reported by Della </span>Hasselle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of The Lens, and produced by </span>Janaya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Williams.</span></strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.dotd.la.gov/ferry/" target="_blank">Algiers Ferry</a> was hit with a reduction in hours last week. Ferry riders and small business owners say they’re already feeling the effects, and with major funding lost and no clear plan in place for the ferry’s future operations, West Bank commuters are looking for answers.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Della Hasselle & Janaya Williams 39371 at http://wwno.org Ferry Schedules for Super Bowl Sunday Released http://wwno.org/post/ferry-schedules-super-bowl-sunday-released <p>The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the Mississippi River schedules for Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 2-3.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Canal-Gretna</span></strong></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:48:52 +0000 Jason Saul 28305 at http://wwno.org Algiers Ferry Terminal Work to Finish this Afternoon http://wwno.org/post/algiers-ferry-terminal-work-finish-afternoon <p>Work on the damaged Algiers Point Ferry Terminal that was suspended yesterday due to inclement weather will be completed today by 3:30 p.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.</p><p><a href="http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/" target="_blank">Ferry service</a> from the Algiers Point terminal will remain suspended while the work is being completed, the DOTD said. However, the DOTD says all construction is weather-dependent, and may need to be rescheduled again.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:41:55 +0000 Jason Saul 28260 at http://wwno.org Pointe-a-la-Hache Ferry Landing Closed as Unsafe http://wwno.org/post/pointe-la-hache-ferry-landing-closed-unsafe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Pointe-a-la-Hache ferry landing has been closed indefinitely as unsafe. A Plaquemines Parish news release says the Department of Transportation and Development ordered it closed immediately on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26678 at http://wwno.org White Castle ferry out of service 4-6 weeks http://wwno.org/post/white-castle-ferry-out-service-4-6-weeks <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State officials say the White Castle ferry is expected to be out of service another 4-6 weeks.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:21:10 +0000 The Associated Press 20155 at http://wwno.org White Castle ferry may shut down permanently http://wwno.org/post/white-castle-ferry-may-shut-down-permanently <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The ferry that carries passengers across the Mississippi from White Castle to Carville ferry has been temporarily docked since June due to a mechanical malfunction, but state transportation officials say it will be shut down permanently by year&#39;s end to save $800,000 annually.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:46:12 +0000 The Associated Press 15854 at http://wwno.org