Years of political inaction preceded latest cutbacks in Algiers ferry service

It was no secret to politicians: No one had a long-term plan to keep the New Orleans area ferries operating if they lost their main source of revenue from the Crescent City Connection tolls. But few leaders made an efforts to address the problem, and those who tried were rebuffed. Looking back, very few overarching planning documents even mentioned the ferries. So the cutbacks are of little surprise.