Good move on ferry pricing


September 21, 2022

The Sentinel often criticizes state ferry system management for bad decisions. But now it’s time to praise them for a good decision.

Dropping the “dynamic pricing” structure for ferry service this fall and winter, October through April, is the right thing to do. There was nothing dynamically well-liked about the 3-year-old pricing system that added a surcharge of 5% to 50% on passenger, vehicle and stateroom ticket prices on popular sailings.

The state was trying to run the ferry system like an airline, charging more as the ships fill up. Unlike an airline, which offers multiple fligh...

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