WJTV News Channel 12 - DOT hosts town hall on proposed ferry tolls

DOT hosts town hall on proposed ferry tolls

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, N.C. - Folks along the coast will have another chance Thursday night to weigh-in on proposed ferry tolls.
    
The State Department of Transportation has been proposing toll hikes for the past two-years.  The state says it would pull in about $5 million a year to help maintain the aging ferrys.

Despite only 50 people in attendance, things still got heated between DOT administrators and the public over proposed new tolls on some ferry routes and increased tolls on other ferry routes.

The DOT hosted a town hall at Beaufort County Community College Wednesday night where many opponents including Pamlico County's Larry Summers expressed their anger towards the tolls.

"If they toll the ferries, we're probably going to lose some people who aren't going to pay the ferry toll," Summers said. "That may mean a few jobs [lost]."

The DOT's asking rural and metropolitan planning organizations to either approve new or increased ferry tolls. If the organizations don't approve those proposed tolls, then its ferries will have to fight against roads, bridges and trains for funding.
    
The DOT has another hearing tonight at 7 p.m. at Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro.
    
Next week's hearings are scheduled for Morehead City, Ocracoke and Hatteras. Find a full list here.


  • NewsMore>>

  • The changing dangers of cyber security

    The changing dangers of cyber security

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:53:09 GMT
    Laptops and cell phones are something many can't go a day without using.
    Laptops and cell phones are something many can't go a day without using.
  • Greenville park home to Little Free Library

    Greenville park home to Little Free Library

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:10:22 GMT
    One park in Greenville is home to a global library effort called the Little Free Library.  
    One park in Greenville is home to a global library effort called the Little Free Library.  
  • First time miliary parents enrolling in baby boot camp

    First time miliary parents enrolling in baby boot camp

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:59:41 GMT
    In Onslow County, statistics show there's a high number of infant deaths; at least 3 babies died there in the last 3 months alone.
    In Onslow County, statistics show there's a high number of infant deaths; at least 3 babies died there in the last 3 months alone.
  • North CarolinaMore>>

  • Durham Police release video of 3 teens who sparked bus explosion

    Durham Police release video of 3 teens who sparked bus explosion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:20:56 GMT
    Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday.
    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh

    Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:16:05 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A Texas school district is once again holding a job fair for teachers in Raleigh.
    A Texas school district is once again holding a job fair for teachers in Raleigh.
  • 2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

    2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:13:53 GMT
    Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.
    Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:11:34 GMT
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv...
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel...
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:56:55 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.
  • US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:11:12 GMT
    The White House says the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine is part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft.
    The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the...
  • Technology & ScienceMore>>

  • NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

    NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:09:53 GMT
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.
  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:09:44 GMT
    Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.
    NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.
  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:09:35 GMT
    Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.
    Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title

    SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:29:33 GMT
    Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park.
    Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:30:26 GMT
    Gregory A. DarnellGregory A. Darnell
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.