Access to Hatteras Seashore is topic of 2 meetings

Access to Hatteras Seashore is topic of 2 meetings

Access to Hatteras Seashore is topic of 2 meetings

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Associated Press

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM

AVON, N.C. (AP) — The head of a group that supports vehicle access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore says his group shouldn't have to foot the bill so pedestrians can get to the beach.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported (http://bit.ly/1a8Rsyf) the National Park Service is seeking public comment on 29 proposed projects, including 15 parking areas and 11 handicap-accessible boardwalks.

North Carolina Beach Buggy Association director Jim Keene says beach drivers will pay the bill while the work benefits pedestrians. He says people should be charged for parking.

The Park Service has collected more than $2 million since it began requiring beach-driving permits early last year. A Park Service report says permit fees will be used to pay for the improvements.

Meetings will be held Tuesday in Avon and Wednesday on Ocracoke Island.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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