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      Arnold Transit CEO: 'We will run this season'

      T he Arnold Transit Company has been running ferries to and from Mackinac Island since 1878.


      A

      fter nearly a dozen calls

      ,

      the
      Arnold Transit Company finally contacted us to clear up questions about its future.


      T

      he
      CEO Brent Rippe says his ferries will be running this summer.


      Y

      et
      Mackinac Island says the company still hasn't responded to its request for a letter of intent.


      H

      e says that he plans on having ferry and freight services up and running by the start of the summer season.


      B

      ut at this point he says they are still working out details with new operating partners on the island and says the situation is fluid.


      T

      hat answer wasn't good enough for one of the island's resorts that switched services because they felt the ferry's future was uncertain.


      "W

      e have a broad outline, a broad structure of how we are going to do this

      ," Rippe said.



      "W

      e are trying to work through the details of who is taking on what responsibilities and how we are going to move forward here.

      "


      I

      f the
      Arnold Transit Company does plan on following through with their promise of running this summer, they will have get things going soon.


      B

      oth
      Starline and Sheplers ferries are scheduled to start running on May 2nd.


      T

      he
      Arnold Transit Company has been running ferries to and from Mackinac Island since 1878.

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