Five Weeks Remain To Apply For Hatteras-Ocracoke Priority Ferry Passes Wednesday, April 30, 2014

(HATTERAS) - With another summer season fast approaching, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is reminding passengers that Friday, June 6 is the deadline for vendors and businesses to obtain priority passes for 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 twice 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 canceled if the sticker is not picked up at the ferry office within three weeks of the date of application.

If a business misses the June 6 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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