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Ferry lines may be history — for a fee

Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 01/30/06http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3621473.html Motorists willing to pay $250 or more a year soon may be able to bypass the long lines that form in the hot sun during tourist season to wait for the Bolivar and Port Aransas ferries. But many University of Texas Medical Branch employees live on the peninsula and commute daily. Lifelong peninsula resident and UTMB senior secretary Janelle Brannan said she'd reluctantly buy a pass at $250 "just to keep from sitting in line during the summer." "We have these kids who want to come over here and party and they don't care if they sit in lines for hours," she said. "We are at work all day long and ready to just go home and sometimes it's 7 p.m. before I get home." During the rest of the year, Brannan said, her evening wait is about 20 minutes and she gets home at about 6 p.m.



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