The News Journal/DelawareOnline reports today more bad news for the Woodland Ferry:
The ferry has been idle since October, when it developed problems with its thruster. A replacement was ordered and installed, but when DelDOT started test runs, another part of the ferry’s hydraulic system failed, Shockley said.
After the old boat lived in perpetual breakdown, it seems that the new boat, The Tina Fallon, has been cursed with the same curse. Someone should start asking questions about the design of these boat parts, which seem to be doomed to fail.
If I were Tina Fallon, I would go down to the ferry and personally scrape my name off the boat. Who would want their name associated with this?
If anyone wonders why taxpayers complain about waste in government, just take a drive down Woodland Ferry Road and take a look. Hopefully we will see the boat running again soon. Until then I suppose we will continue to see news reports like this.