SSA Bill Comes Under More Fire on Both Islands
A bill to amend the Steamship Authority enabling act came under sharp criticism from county leaders on the Vineyard and Nantucket in a rare meeting between the two Islands early this week.
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Hearing Tonight on SSA Bill
The Dukes County commission and Nantucket county commission will host a joint hearing on a state bill to amend the Steamship Authority legislation. The hearing begins at 5 p.m. over Zoom.
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Ferry Woods Hole Goes Out of Service
The ferry Woods Hole was sidelined Saturday after the Steamship Authority discovered a leak in the vessel’s coolant system last week, spokesman Sean Driscoll confirmed. The Governor is running in her place.
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Steamship Authority Will Expand Management Ranks
State legislation won’t be needed for a chief operating officer to join the Steamship Authority. Boat line governors Tuesday agreed to create a job description and begin a search.
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Federal Judge Strongly Upholds SSA Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge has firmly denied a request for an injunction by a group of Steamship Authority employees seeking to overturn the boat line’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its workers.
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State Study Details Drawbacks to Alternate Freight Port
Developing an alternate port to ship freight by ferry to Martha’s Vineyard is feasible, but major obstacles make locations other than Woods Hole problematic, a new report concludes.
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Boat Line Delays Discussion on Chief Operating Officer
Steamship Authority governors moved briskly Tuesday through an agenda that included a report on the over-budget Woods Hole terminal reconstruction.
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Lawsuit Seeking to Block SSA Vaccine Mandate Moves to Federal Court
The question of whether employees of the Steamship Authority can be required to be vaccinated will be decided in federal court.
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SSA Amendment Aims to Broaden Top Management
New legislation introduced this week would require the Steamship Authority to add a chief operating officer to the senior ranks of management.
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Advance Reservations Break Records on Opening Day
Thousands of people logged onto the Steamship Authority website hours before dawn Tuesday, breaking records on the opening day of summer ferry reservations.
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