Barr Advocates for Common-Sense Reform for the Valley View Ferry
November 1, 2013
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Congressman Andy Barr spoke before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about how the stringent federal captain licensing requirements on the Valley View Ferry have forced it to cut back its hours and cease weekend operation. He encouraged them to support and advance his proposed legislation that would put licensing authority for captains in the hands of the states—not federal regulators.
The bottom line is that the Valley View Ferry supports jobs and commerce in central Kentucky. Every day the Valley View Ferry is not in operation, it causes economic disruption for nearby businesses and tremendous hardship for the merchants and workers who need to use the ferry to commute efficiently to and from work.
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