SSA Extends Reduced Ferry Schedule, as Traffic Plummets

With ridership cratering on the Vineyard route and financial losses looming, SSA general manager Robert Davis said the reduced ferry schedule will remain in effect through May 5.

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Patriot Drops Trips
The Patriot boat line has cut its shuttle schedule in half in response to the recently-enacted construction bans on the Island.
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SSA Reduced Schedule
Starting Sunday, the Steamship Authority is reducing its schedule of ferry trips between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard.
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Woods Hole Construction Closes Slip, Alters Ferry Schedule
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority announced Tuesday that its northernmost Woods Hole berth, slip number three, will be closed to ferries from Jan. 29 until Feb. 21, resulting in slight changes to the ferry schedule.
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Vineyard, Falmouth Take Sides Over Early Freight Boats
Louisa Hufstader

A petition from Falmouth residents has forced the SSA to schedule a public hearing Monday afternoon on its proposed 2020 operating schedule.

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SSA Scrambles to Keep Vineyard Route on Schedule

Frustrated travelers and disruptions in service were again the story for the problem-plagued Steamship Authority over the weekend and into Monday.

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SSA Adjusts Fall Schedule to Accommodate Heavy Traffic
Olivia Hull

Islanders who have trouble getting their cars off-Island in the early fall will see some relief next year. Steamship Authority governors agreed this week to modify the fall schedule for earlier trips out of Vineyard Haven.

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Ferry Cancellations, Schedule Changes Monday

The Steamship Authority has announced several schedule changes Monday, including cancellations, because of repairs to the ferry Martha’s Vineyard.

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SSA Schedule Draws Protest
Chris Burrell
A proposal by the Steamship Authority to close down the Oak Bluffs terminal at the end of September instead of mid-October has stirred up protest from business leaders in town.
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Selectmen Persist in Protesting Schedule Changes for Ferries
Max Hart

Striking a far more conciliatory tone, the Tisbury selectmen stood their ground this week in opposing a set of proposed Steamship Authority schedule changes for next year, also calling on boat line leaders to play a role in creating a better traffic layout at the Vineyard Haven terminal.

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