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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lawmaker Wonders if Woodland Ferry Still Needed

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's transportation secretary says discussions about the future of the Woodland Ferry in Sussex County need to take place in the context of DOT's spending priorities.
DOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt appeared before the legislature's Joint Finance Committee on Monday to present DelDOT's proposed fiscal 2013 budget.
During the public comment period, local resident Christina Darby noted that the problem-plagued ferry has been out of service for almost half the time since it started service in 2008. She asked lawmakers to encourage DelDOT to improve the ferry service.
Darby's comments prompted Rep. Joe Miro of Newark to ask whether the ferry is still needed, or whether it has become a white elephant.
The ferry makes 5-minute crossings of the Nanticoke River, carrying up to six cars at a time.

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