DOTD announces start of pedestrian-only ferry service at Algiers Point; scooters allowed
Friday, September 27, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Motor Vessel Frank X. Armiger has been cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to start pedestrian-only service at the Algiers Point/Canal Street ferry route, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces today. The switch will take place beginning Monday, September 30, and the boat will no longer carry vehicles.
Additionally, motorized scooters will be allowed to temporarily enter the passenger area for loading, but with the following stipulations.
- Motorized scooters WILL be charged a toll.
- A maximum of five scooters will be allowed aboard the vessel at a time, but may be less depending on their size and the space available
- Scooter motors must be turned off prior to boarding the vessel and must remain off until the scooter is off the vessel.
- A scooter will not be allowed to board if it has any oil or fuel leaks.
- All scooters must be stored on the open bow of the vessel.
- The scooter operator must be able to manually push the scooter aboard the vessel and maneuver it to the designated spot on the bow of the vessel. Vessel crew will not be allowed to assist in this process.
- The scooter operator must remain with the scooter at all times while it is aboard the vessel.
- Scooters may only briefly enter the interior passenger area while maneuvering to the bow area.
Travelers are encouraged to sign up to follow the latest status of the ferries on Twitter.com at Canal_Ferry and/or Chalmette_Ferry. Further information about the CCCD ferries can be found at www.dotd.la.gov/ferry/. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).