[Tagging] paid ferry - fee or toll tag
derickson.e at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 14:07:54 UTC 2019
Also FWIW, Washington State Ferries are considered part of the state
highway system. For example:
"Fare" is more common than "toll" here (
https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/fares/) but I don't recall ever hearing
"fee" in the context of a ferry.
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 04:55 Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> I asked my wife (native American English speaker) how she would
> describe a ferry that wasn't free. She thought of paying a fare first,
> for foot ferries, but when pressed suggested that "Toll ferry" was
> better than something with "fee"
> Searching online, I'm finding results for both "toll ferry" and "fee
> ferry" from official ferry website, so it seems both terms are used in
> parts of the Egnlish-speaking world.
> In Washington State, the regulations refer to "toll ferries" along
> with "toll bridges":
> And this link from England refers to a "toll ferry":
> So it looks like this is a reasonable usage based on plain language.
> On 6/19/19, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > sent from a phone
> >> Il giorno 19 giu 2019, alle ore 13:08, Martin Koppenhoefer
> >> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> ha scritto:
> >> The term „toll“ applies to usage fees for roads, bridges and tunnels (I
> >> think, I am not a native speaker though), it doesn’t seem right for a
> >> ferry.
> > I just noticed the wiki has exactly the same requirements for the toll
> > „Use toll=* to indicate that a fee must be paid by general traffic to
> use a
> > road, road bridge or road tunnel.“
> > so clearly it doesn’t fit for ferries, and we shouldn’t suggest it in the
> > wiki on the ferry page...
> > Cheers, Martin
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