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Ferry fares settled 

You can ride across the river, but it will cost you

  The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Aug. 22 to approve the Regional Transit Authority's (RTA) fare proposal for the Mississippi River ferry system. The fares go into effect Oct. 1.

  The fare plan for the Algiers Point-Canal Street ferry will be:

   • One-day, five-day and 31-day integrated public transit passes for ferry, streetcar and bus services: a one-day integrated transit pass is $7; a five-day integrated pass is $30; and a 31-day integrated pass is $108.

   • A five-day ferry-only pass is $18; a 31-day ferry-only pass is $65.

   • Drivers and pedestrians pay $2 each way for single trips. Seniors, Medicare patients and disabled passengers pay $1 each way.

— ALEX WOODWARD

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