Beaufort County to Discuss Island Transportation


By Alicia Barnes

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) _ Beaufort County wants to take a look at transportation options for Daufuskie (Daw-FUHS-Kee) Island.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports ( ) that county officials have proposed spending $50,000 to study long-term transportation plans for ferry service to the barrier island.

There are no bridges connecting Daufuskie with the mainland.

County administrator Gary Kubic says he wants to talk with experts from New York, Seattle and other places with successful ferry service to come up with a long-term plan.

Kubic says property values on the island have dropped because of concerns about the reliability of current ferry transportation. A preliminary report shows property values have dropped 40 percent over the past five years.

The county spends about $300,000 annually for the existing ferry service.

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Most Popular

Current: 80°
High: 80°
Low: 71°
Wind: 13 MPH
Pressure: 29.95
Humidity: 67 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule