Council approves fares for Orleans ferries
NEW ORLEANS - There soon will be no more free rides on the ferries that carry commuters and tourists across the Mississippi River at New Orleans.
New Orleans' City Council voted Thursday to impose a $2 one-way fare for the vessels.
Tolls on the nearby Crescent City Connection bridge once subsidized the ferry service but that funding source is gone.
Thursday's vote also sets prices for various multi-day passes - some for ferries alone, others for ferries, streetcars and buses.