NEW ORLEANS, LA – Based on low utilization and the high cost of production, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces it will end the sale of the ferry tickets. The DOTD will stop selling the tickets as of June 30, 2013.
“The cost of producing, distributing, and handling the script tickets far exceeds the revenue generated,” said Rhett Desselle, DOTD Assistant Secretary for Operations. “Therefore in order to streamline operations and reduce operating costs, DOTD has decided to discontinue the sale and use of ferry ticket scripts after the fiscal year.”
Tickets purchased prior to June 30 will be valid through the end of the year and will no longer be accepted after December 31, 2013. The cessation of sales will affect the following ferry locations.
- Cameron/Holly Beach
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate and 13,000 bridges, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).