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Ferry service to military base to end

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a decade, the military is shutting down a free ferry service from San Diego across the bay to the 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 the fatal shooting in November of 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas.

The ferry will make its final five-minute run Friday.

The state government 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.

It carries about 130 passengers a day.

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