Deadline to Obtain Hatteras Priority Pass Set for May 1 Thursday, March 29, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has set May 1 as the deadline for vendors and businesses to obtain priority passes at the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route.

Vendors and businesses must verify that they are a provider of a service to Ocracoke and can apply for a priority pass if their company travels to Ocracoke at least once a week, every week. An application must be obtained at the Hatteras terminal, appropriately filled out and then approved by the Ferry Division, before a sticker is issued and picked up by the vendor. The process to obtain the sticker takes at least one week and passes are cancelled if the sticker is not picked up at the ferry office after three weeks of date of application.

If a business misses the May 1 priority pass deadline, priority status will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Ocracoke residents will still continue to obtain their priority passes from the Ocracoke ferry terminal.

For further information, contact the Hatteras terminal at 252-986-2353.


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