DPUC denies Interstate Navigation’s request to finance construction of new ferry

THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has denied Interstate Navigation Co.'s request for approval to finance a new 500-passenger fast ferry to Block Island. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has denied Interstate Navigation Co.'s request for approval to finance a new 500-passenger fast ferry to Block Island. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL
WARWICK – Significant questions about timing and inconsistencies in Interstate Navigation Co.’s arguments over the needs of additional fast-ferry service to Block Island prompted the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Friday to deny Interstate Navigation’s request for approval to finance a new 500-passenger fast ferry. Interstate Navigation, which operates Block Island Ferry’s…

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