7/2/09 * Daily Progress [ full story ]
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors brokered a deal Wednesday that will keep the Hatton Ferry operating for the next three months.
The board agreed to give the Virginia Department of Transportation $9,300 in county funds to keep the ferry running through Oct. 1. If it doesn’t end up costing the full amount to run the ferry, VDOT agreed to give the extra money back to the county.
The ferry on the James River near Scottsville is one of the nation’s only poled ferries still in operation, and would have been shutdown Wednesday had supervisors not reached an agreement with VDOT.