Wheatland Ferry toll increasing

Beginning March 15, the toll to use the Wheatland Ferry for most vehicles will increase to $3. 

The current rate for vehicles less than 22 feet long is $2. The toll for vehicles between 22 feet and 42 feet long will rise from $4 to $6 at the Wheatland ferry. Vehicles longer than 42 feet, will pay $9, up from $6.

Tolls for bicycles will remain $1 and pedestrians will still ride for free.

According to a county press release, the toll increases won’t make the ferry program profitable but are instead intended to keep losses manageable and the cost for commuters low. It’s the first rate bump for the Wheatland Ferry in 12 years.