SSA to host open houses in O.B.


The Steamship Authority is holding open houses from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56R School St. to allow Vineyard residents the opportunity to drop in at any point during the open house hours and ask questions about the preliminary draft of the 2020 operating budget and proposed 2020 rate adjustments.

General manager Robert Davis and treasurer/comptroller Mark Rozum will be among those who will be available to answer the public’s questions.

To read documents related to the proposed 2020 budget and rate adjustments and to view a presentation given recently to the Authority board, visit

For questions, email communications director Sean Driscoll at


  1. Rate payers should question the Steamship Authority staff’s proposed advertising budget of $1.3 million in 2020 from a quasi-public agency that already has 90% of passenger traffic and 100% of auto and truck traffic. Where in the Enabling Act is a place for advertising mentioned? Isn’t the role of advertising for an increase of traffic to the island that of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and not the Steamship Authority?

  2. I agree. Marc Hanover will be at the 4PM session. I will be there to ask directly. Marc + the Nantucket rep. (70%) or Marc + 2 others (55% have a controlling vote.

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