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Council approves fares for Orleans ferries

3 years 1 month 4 weeks ago August 22, 2013 Aug 22, 2013 Thursday, August 22 2013 August 22, 2013 3:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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