Ferry Route Shut Down Amid Terror Concerns

Jim Grant

The military is shutting down free ferry service from San Diego to North Island Naval Air Station because of security concerns.

Navy officials decided the ferry route is a potential risk for a terrorist attack. The closure comes as part of a nationwide security clampdown ordered after 13 people were shot to death in November at Ft. Hood, Texas.

The ferry makes its final five-minute run across San Diego Bay tomorrow.

California subsidized the ferry service as a way to reduce traffic on roads leading to the island facility, where 35,000 sailors and civilian employees work.

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