Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) recognized the work of his House colleagues Friday to successfully resume ferry service along the North Carolina coast.
The N.C. Ferry Division announced plans to resume the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry service Friday, after suspending it since April 1. Local Rep. Bobby Hanig (R-Currituck) worked with local officials and concerned citizens to restart the ferry service after it closed for over four months.
Speaker Moore also visited the Outer Banks in August and worked with Rep. Ed Goodwin (R-Chowan) to successfully advocate for resumed service on the Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry.
The Speaker thanked Reps. Goodwin, Hanig, and all their House colleagues who have worked through state budget and policy to resume ferry service on the North Carolian coast.
“Representatives Hanig and Goodwin do a great job advocating that these ferries are not a luxury for folks on our Outer Banks, they are transportation infrastructure North Carolinians rely on and represent an integral part of life on the coast,” Speaker Moore said Friday.“I appreciate the work of my House colleagues to resume service on North Carolina’s ferries that are so important to residents and tourism in our coastal economy.”
Rep. Hanig praised the the team effort by public officials in his region to resume the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry service, thanking General Assembly members, transportation officials, county commissioners, and “all of the citizens that reached out to me to express their concerns.”
“It has been an amazing team effort to get this ferry back in operation after being closed since April due to COVID-19,” Rep. Hanig said Friday.“Today I am especially proud to serve the citizens of Currituck County and this great state!”
The schedule for the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry will be as follows:
From Currituck: 6 am , 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3:45 pm
From Knotts Island: 6:50 am, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, 4:45 pm