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The Hummel Report Investigates: Can the Providence-to-Newport ferry survive without taxpayer money?

The Providence-to-Newport ferry has been a huge success since it was launched on July 1st – with 12,000 tickets sold in the first three weeks. But the service relies on a $500,000 federal grant to heavily subsidize ticket prices. This week The Hummel Report takes a ride and ask the Department of Transportation: is there is any scenario where it wouldn’t have to rely on taxpayer money to make it work?

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