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Archive for the 'Ferries' Category


Lummi Island Ferry Service May End

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014428783_lummi08m.html Due to a dispute with the Lummi Indians, the ferry to Lummi Island may be closing, stranding 900 island residents. Ben

Passenger-Only Ferries Headed to Tanzania

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2011/02/POF_021811.htm Unfortunately the state’s two passenger-only ferries have been sold and are heading to Tanzania. Sadly, the state canceled the service several years ago. This is a big loss. There are many cities in the area, including Seattle, where you can walk to work, or utilize the growing streetcar and light rail lines […]

Lawmakers Offer New Ferry Plan

From KIRO-TV: http://www.kirotv.com/news/26599596/detail.html Lawmakers have proposed a plan that would make the ferry system more efficient, eliminating some perks that have increased costs. Anything that can be done to make the service more efficient, and more importantly, keep it running, is appreciated. Ben

Regional Ferry Proposal Killed

From KIRO-TV: http://www.kirotv.com/news/26495961/detail.html The govenor’s proposal for a regional ferry district has been vetoed. The basic problem is if the state cannot pay for it, how will the counties? However, funding the ferry system is still a major issue, one that will hopefully find a reasonable solution in the years to come. Ben

Proposal: Move Ferries to Regional System

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/113024139.html With the state facing a major budget crisis, Governor Gregoire has proposed moving the Washington State Ferry system from state to local control. In some ways this makes sense; the ferries do cover a small region of the state. However, the ferries have always been considered a part of the state highway […]