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Prices increase on ferry to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
Ferry rides to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are going up 50 cents to $2 because of higher fuel costs.
The Steamship Authority voted Tuesday on fare hikes that will take effect May 1. Hy-Line Cruises, their private competitor, added a $2 one-way fuel surcharge that began April 1.
The Steamship Authority's treasurer, Robert Davis, said fuel this year would cost at least $1.5 million more than the authority budgeted, according to minutes of the meeting.
The new rates on the steamship:
--One-way tickets to Martha’s Vineyard from Woods Hole will go from $6.50 to $7.
--Parking at Woods Hole and Palmer Avenue lots will go from $10 to $12 per day from May 15 to Sept. 14.
--Rates for each segment of a car or small truck trip to and from Martha’s Vineyard will increase by $2.50.
--One-way Nantucket fares from Hyannis will go from $14.50 to $16 and from $30 to $32 on the high-speed boat.
--Parking at Lewis Bay and Yarmouth Road lots will go from $12 to $15 per day from May 15 through Sept. 14.
--Rates for cars and small trucks to and from Nantucket will go up to $5 per segment.
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