RTA pulls plug on Sandy Island ferry project

SANDY ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Regional Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to pull the plug on getting a ferry for residents of Sandy Island.

An executive director with the Regional Transportation Authority advised the board that the cost was too great to justify the ferry's benefit to Sandy Island.

The cost includes upgrading the ferry, the dock and annual operating costs. The Sandy Island Ferry Project group, a group of the island's residents, had raised $25,000 for the project.

Bill Murray with the Sandy Island Ferry Project group says that they will send letters to those who donated and request their money back.

Two years ago, three people drowned trying to get home from the mainland.

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