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A&R Marine Corp. d/b/a Prudence & Bay Island Transport - Docket No. 4685 - Order No. 22814 authorizing A&R Marine Corp. to collect revenues of $480,756 for a total cost of service of $1,065,632 and implement new rates for use of ferry commencing on May 28, 2016.. Written Order issued June 2, 2017.

Oldport Marine Services, Inc. - Docket No. 4155 - Order No. 22734 approving Oldport Marine’s tariff filing for the 2017 Year. Written Order issued 3/23/17..

Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc. - Docket No. D-13-51 - Order granting Rhode Island Fast Ferry's application for authority to operate as a seasonal “fast ferry” water carrier of passengers between Quonset Point, North Kingstown, and
Old Harbor, Block Island. Order issued September 22, 201.6

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 4598 - Order No. 22415 approving Interstate Navigation's January 28, 2016 application to increase the rates for its fast ferry passenger service that runs between Point Judith and Block Island. Order issued 5/20/16.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 4373 - Order No. 22402 approving Interstate Navigation's December 10, 2015 proposed rate reduction to its traditional ferry service as a result of reduced base price of fuel. Writen Order issued 5/5/16. Errata Order 22427 correcting Order 22402.

SeaStreak, LLC - Docket No. 4621 - Order No. 22462 approving SeaStreak, LLC's rates for ferry transportation between the City of Providence and the City of Newport commencing on July 1, 2016. Written Order issued June 29, 2016.

Jamestown & Newport Ferry - Order No. 22358 approving the Company's ferry rates for 2016 Season. Written Order issued 3/15/16

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council - Order No. 22359 approving the Company's 2016 ferry rates effective May 8, 2016. Written Order issued 3/15/16.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 4373-A. Order No. 22076 approving Interstate Navigation's Limited Rate Change Application effective on and after May 24, 2015. Written Order issued 9/4/15.

A&R Marine Corp. d/b/a Prudence & Bay Island Transport - Docket No. 4499 -- Order No. 21487 approving A&R Marine's April 16, 2014 initial tariff filing. Written Order issued June 9, 2014.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3762 - Order No. 21407 issued to Interstate Navigation Co. accepting the company's Final Accumulated Earnings Report. Written Order issued 3/26/14.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 4373 - Order No. 21069 approving the Settlement Agreement and authorizing Intersate to implement a rate increase to collect $579,388 for a total rate year cost of service of $10,903,752 effective May 24, 2013. Written Order issued 6/20/13.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-13-19 - Order No. 21032 issued to Interstate on its application to modify CPCN No. W-1169 (dated January 18, 2012) and relinquish CPCN No. 2 and No. 3 (dated June 25, 1954).
Written Order issued May 9, 2013.

Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. d/b/a Jamestown and Newport Ferry - Docket No. 4389 - Order No. 20964 approving January 28, 2013 tariff filing seeking approval of rates for ferry transportation between Newport and Jamestown effective May 25, 2013. Written Order issued 2/19/13.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-13-08 - Order No. 20955x approving Interstate's January 18, 2013 application for authority to incur debt with The Washington Trust Co. Written Order issued 2/1/3/18.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3762 - Order No. 20674 approving Interstate's request to eliminate the one-year ROE increase effective April 1, 2012. Written Order issued 3/9/12.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket Nos. D-06-51 & D-06-53 - Order No. 20625 issued in response to Interstate's December 28, 2011 request. The Division (1) granted Interstate's requests for a two-month extension to submit a proposal to the Division for regular fast ferry services between Newport and Block Island from December 31, 2011 to March 1, 2012; (2) revoked Interstate's regular fast ferry services between Point Judith and New Harbor, Block Island; and (3) subjected Interstate to regulatory review prescribed under RIGL 39-3-3 for authority to provide fast ferry services from Pt. Judith to New Harbor during Race Week 2012. Written Order issued to 1/12/12.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3762 - Order No. 20609 approving Interstate's October 31, 2011 request to adjust rates based on annual CPI-U Northeast for effect 1/1/12. Written Order issued 1/5/12.

Aquidneck Ferry & Charter, Inc. - Docket Nos. 4253 & 4254 - Order No. 20458 approving Aquidneck Ferry & Charter's seasonal rates for ferry transportation within Newport Harbor and approving Aquidneck Ferry's rates for ship tender service subject to filing a true and exact copy of its Water Carrier Certificate with the Commission. Written Order issued 8/5/11.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Dockets Nos. 3762 & 3764 - Order No. 20406 approving Interstate Navigation's Motion to Extend the Rate Plan for One Year through December 31, 2012. Written Order issued 7/5/11.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3762 - Order No. 20383 approving a rate increase of 1.75% to Interstate traditional ferry service effective 4/1/11. Written Orde issued 6/16/11.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3762 - Order No. 20228 approving Interstate Navigation's November 8, 2010 request to adjust rates based on the annual change in the CPI-U Northeast, effective 1/1/11. Written Order issued 12/21/10.

Aquidneck Ferry & Charter - Docket No. D-10-05 - Order No. 19966 approving Aquidneck Ferry's application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to transport passengers to and from cruise shipt anchored in Newport. Written Order issued April 26, 2010.

Oldport Marine Services, Inc. - Docket No. 4155 - Order No. 19963 approving Oldport Marine Services' March 10, 2010 proposed tariffs and rates for harbor shuttel and Cruise Ship Tender Service for the 2010 Summer Season. Written Order issued April 14, 2010.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 4152 - Order No. 19962 approving Interstate's March 2, 2010 proposed tariff changes, inlcuding increase rates for the fast ferry operations effective May 1, 2010. Written Order issued April 14, 2010.

Intersate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-09-55 - Order 19681 approving Interstate Navigation's June 25, 2009 petition for approval of Statewide "Smiles Per Gallon" Campaign Program Promotion. Written Order issued June 26, 2009.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 4053 - Order No. 19669 approving Interstate's tariff filing to estalish rates for ferry service between Point Judith , RI and Newport , RI. Written Order issued 6/19/09.

Prudence Ferry Inc. - Docket No. D-09-10 - Order No. 19651 approving a Settlement Agreement executed between Prudence Ferry and the Division of Public Utilities Advocacy resolving regulatory fitness matters in dispute in connection with alleged violations commited by Prudence Ferry Inc. Written Order issued 5/21/09.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket Nos. D-06-51 and D-06-53 - Order No. 19599 regarding Interstate's fast ferry CPCN. Written Order issued 3/17/09.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-09-07 - Order No. 19588 approving Interstate's petition for authority to participate in the Statewide Division of Tourism Campaign. Written Order issued 3/9/09.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3762 - Order No. 19668 approving Interstate Navigation's filing to adjust rates based on the annual change in the CPI-U Northeast effective 1/1/09. Written Order issued 2/3/09.

Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. a/k/a Jamestown & Newport Ferry - Docket 3953 - Order No. 19294 approving tariff filing for ferry transportation service for the 2008 summer season. Written Order issued 5/20/08.

New England Fast Ferry LLC - Docket No. 3928 - Order No. 19263 approving NE Fast Ferry's RIPTA-Sponsored ferry transporation seasonal rates for 2008 season. Written Order issued 4/4/08.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket Nos. 3762 and 3764 - Order No. 18957 approving a Settlement Agreement between Interstate Navigation Co. and the Division of Public Utilities. The Order incorporates the Amended Settlement Agreement, rates and commodity charges, and the Application for Issuance of Block Island Ferry Islander Card. The Settlement Agreement establishes a rate plan which includes a provision for a two year rate freeze on rates for traditional ferry service after an increase in base rates to produce additional revenues of $1,100,694 effective January 1, 2007, restrictions on rate increase for traditional ferry service in 2009, 2010 and 2011, a performance-base rate plan which includes an earnings sharing mechanism, and procedures to credit customers for decreases in fuel for traditional ferry services below a $2.00 per gallon floor (including taxes) during the term of the rate plan established by the Settlement. Written Order issued 5/11/07.

New England Fast Ferry - Docket No. 3819 - Order No. 18903 approving New England Fast Ferry amended rates for the 2007 season. Written Order issued 3/19/07

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council - Docket No. 3795 - Order No. 18832 approving the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's tour rates for the 2007 Season. Written Order issued 1/19/07.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-06-51 and No. D-06-53 - Order No. 18728 approving Interstate Navigation's 1) request to enter into long-term debt and borrow an amount not to exceed $5.6 million and 2) petition to implement the purchase of the RI assets of Island Hi-Speed Ferry. Order issued 10/2/06.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-06-29 - Order No. 18656 approving Interstate's petition seeking approval of proposed methodology for calculating maximum monthly fuel surcharges for its fast ferry operation. Order issued 6/27/06.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. D-06-29 - Order No. 18621 approving Interstate's petition for authority to impose a $.60 per passenger per one-way trip fuel surcharge for the period May 26, 2006 through June 15, 2006. Order issued 5/26/06.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket No. 3742 - Order No. 18603 granting Interstate's motion seeking expedited approval of fast ferry rates for Summer 2006 Season commencing May 24, 2006 and ending October 9, 2006 (5/11/06)

New England Fast Ferry, LLC - Docket No. 3744 - Order No. 18605 approving New England Fast Ferry's tariff filing amendment setting rates for service between Providence and Newport for 2006 summer season. Order issued 5/11/06.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council - Docket No. 3728 - Order 18563 approving the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council tariff filing for 2006 summer season. Order issued 4/6/06.

Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. a/k/a Jamestown & Newport Ferry - Docket 3726 - Order No. 18568 approving tariff filing for ferry transportation service for the 2006 summer season. Order issued 4/17/06.

Interstate Navigation Co. and Island Hi-Speed Ferry LLC - Docket Nos. D-06-16, D-06-17 and D-05-06 - Order No. 18597 consolidating the dockets and approving Interstate's motion for a one-year amendment to its fast ferry CPCN, Interstate's and IHSF's joint petition for approval to charter the Vessel Athena from IHSF to Interstate, and IHSF's request to hold its CPCN in dormancy. Order issued 5/5/06.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry, LLC - Docket No. 3669 - Order No. 18564 allowing IHSF to offer a Season Pass and Volume Discount effective July 8, 2006. Order issued 4/5/06.

Interstate Naviation Co. - Docket 3573 - Order No. 18535 granting the Joint Petition of Interstate and the Town of New Shoreham for approval to allow students between ages 12 to 16 who reside in and attend Block Island schools to obtain discounted commuter passenger rates (Order issued 2/27/06)

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket D-05-06 - Report & Order No. 18506 granting Interstate Navigation Company's application for authority to operate a seasonal fast ferry water carrier between Point Judith & Block Island (Old Harbor) and between Newport & Block Island. Also, restricting the number of trips Interstate Navigation can operate daily and setting time of daily departures. Order issued 1/23/06

Interstate Navigation - Docket 3573 - Order 18492 approving Interstate Navigation's request to continue the Volume and Group Discount Program effective 1/1/06. Order issued 1/11/06.

Prudence Ferry, Inc. - Docket 3656 - Order 18230 denying and dismissing Prudence Ferry.'s Tariff Advice filing of December 23, 2004. Order issued 5/11/05.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket 3573 - Order 17929 approving Settlement and authorizing Insterstate to collect additional revenues of $1,456,061 for a total revenue requirement of $8,804,337 effective May 11, 2004. Order issued July 28, 2004.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket D-04-21 - Order 17918 approving application for authority to incur debt. Order issued July 16, 2004

Island Hi-Speed Ferry Service LLC - Docket 3599 - Order 17819 approving revised ferry service rates effective April 29, 2004. Order issued May 5, 2004.

New Egland Fast Ferry LLC - Docket 3586 - Order 17791 approving ferry service rates for 2004 Summer Season. Order issued March 26, 2004.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry, LLC (IHSF) - Dkt. 3495 - Order No. 17619  determining the form of regulation by for IHSF.  Order issued November 25, 2003. Errata Order 17749 issued February 6, 2004.

Prudence Ferry, Inc. - Docket D-03-9 - Order 17494 in response to petition to immediately suspend ferry services to Hog Island. Order issued June 20, 2003.

Jamestown & Newport Ferry Co. - Docket 3517 - Order 17482 approving rates for 2003 Summer Season. Order issued May 20, 2003.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry LLC - Docket 3495 - Order 17452 order denying petition to intervene by Insterstate Navigation. Order issued May 9, 2003.

New England Fas Ferry LLC - Docket 3507 - Order 17440 approving rates for 2003 Summer Season. Order issued April 28, 2003.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket D-03-7 - Order 17437 approving application to issue debt. Order issued April 23, 2003.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry, LLC - Docket 2802 - Order 17396 granting request for confidentiality treatment. Order issued March 12, 2003.

Insterstate Navigation Co. - Docket D-02-22 - Order 17238 approving application to refinance. Order issued November 20, 2002.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry LLC - Docket 2802 - Order 17102 regarding confidential treatment of Company's compliance report and related data requests. Order issued August 20, 2002.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry LLC - Docket 3428 - Order 17015 authorizing the implementation of rates for the transportation of bicycles. Order issued May 30, 2002.

Interstate Navigation Company - Dkt. D-02-1 - Order 16944 approving Company's request to refinance existing debt.  Order issued March 13, 2002.

Interstate Navigation Company & Island Hi-Speed Ferry - Docket D-01-7 - Order 16698 issued in response to Interstate Navigation's request for a cease and desist order requiring Island Hi-speed to stop carrying bicycles, and in response to Island Hi-speed cross-complaint seeking that the Division investigate the propriety of a water carrier to charge for the transportation of bicycles. Order issued August 30, 2001.

Jamestown & Newport Ferry Co. - Docket 3333 - Order 16624 approving schedule for  2001 Summer Season.   Issued 05/24/01.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry LLC and Harbor Cruises LLC - Docket D-00-18 - Order 16457 approving petition for conveyance of ownership interest. Order issued November 10, 2000.

Island Hi-Speed Ferry LLC - Docket D-00-19 - Order 16395 granting petition to allow free ferry service on October 1, 2000.  Order issued 09/22/00.

Interstate Navigation Co. - Docket. 99-MC-107 - Order 16190 authorizing Interstate to relinquish portion of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity which authorizes passenger and freight transportation services between Providence and Newport, and hold in abeyance the remaining portion of Certificate which authorizes transportation services between Newport and Block Island. Order issued 02/29/00.

Prudence Ferry, Inc.- Docket 2978 - Order 16075  Seeking relief of expenses assessed by the Division of Public Utilities.   Order issued 03/01/00. 


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