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Wildlife Commission Schedules Crappie Fishing Seminar in Fayetteville

RALEIGH - Due to requests from local officials, The North Carolina Department of Transportation has changed the date and location of the Ferry Toll Public Hearing in Southport. That meeting will now be held on Tuesday, February 18th in Southport City Hall, 201 E. Moore Street from 7:00-9:00 pm.
  At the hearing, a formal presentation will start the meeting. Following the presentation, the meeting will be open for statements, questions, and comments. Anyone wishing to speak should register to do so at the sign-in table prior to the presentation. Please arrive about 30 minutes early to allow time to sign in. Those who cannot attend one of  the meetings may submit written comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time before the end of business February 28..Written comments carry equal weight to verbal comments at the meetings. In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly mandated that new ferry acquisitions be funded through Strategic Transportation Initiative funding or by revenue-raising initiatives such as tolling, advertising, and concessions. The General Assembly also mandated that all tolling increases be requested by the regional Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) or Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) before being approved by the Board of Transportation. In its December meeting, the Board of Transportation approved a tolling methodology which tolls routes by distance travelled and raises approximately five million dollars a year for ferry replacement. This methodology includes the establishment of tolls on the Hatteras-Ocracoke, Currituck-Knotts Island, Bayview-Aurora, and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach routes, as well as increases in tolls on the Southport-Fort Fisher, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes. The proposed rate changes can be found on NCDOT's Ferry website. All money collected will go only toward new ferry vessels. After the public hearings, the RPOs/MPOs will decide whether to accept the toll changes For more information about the upcoming meetings, please contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT - Human Environment Unit at (919) 707-6085 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these hearings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins as soon as possible in order for arrangements to be made.

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