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Prince William County is endorsing a study of a Potomac River commuter ferry between Woodbridge and Washington.The study found that a ferry could cut travel time significantly for some Washington commuters but it would cost local jurisdictions at least $20 million. The County is exploring how to pay for an analysis of ridership and how the service would affect mass transit. The estimated annual operating costs for the Woodbridge-to-Anacostia service would be about $4 million, with an average round-trip fare of $11.

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