RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina’s Common Meeting has handed a invoice that might restart an Outer Banks passenger ferry that had been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic. The N.C. Division of Transportation stated two months in the past that it might not run the ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands this summer season, saying that hauling greater than 100 individuals between the islands might unfold the virus, The Information & Observer reported. However lawmakers lately handed a 23-page invoice on NCDOT spending and coverage that comprises a provision directing the division to function the ferry. The ferry is present in New Jersey, in line with an NCDOT spokesman who stated the company would anticipate Gov. Roy Cooper’s motion on the invoice earlier than bringing the boat down. It will seemingly take two weeks to get the boat in North Carolina, inspected and able to make its first run, spokesman Jamie Kritzer advised the newspaper. The invoice gives greater than $1.1 million to lease and run the boat. If Cooper indicators the measure, the Ocracoke Categorical would function by Labor Day.