Ferries release Long-Range Plan for public comment

Check out an open house - online or in person!

Washington State Ferries has released a draft Long-Range Plan for public comment and review. The public comment period runs from September 10 through October 25, 2018.

 “The ferry system is a critical part of our state’s transportation network and reliability is our customers’ top concern,” said WSF Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton. “This plan makes it clear that we need to invest immediately in building new ferries, improving the customer experience and greening the fleet through 2040 and beyond.”

The draft plan addresses four major themes while planning for ferry service through 2040:

  • Reliable service
  • Customer experience
  • Managing growth
  • Sustainability and resilience

View and comment on the materials at the Ferries’ online open house or attend one of the in person open houses in the region:

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, Vashon Island High School, 9600 SW 204th St., Vashon Island
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, Harper Church, 10384 Sedgwick Road SE, Port Orchard
  • 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave. SW, Seattle
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave., Bremerton
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Ave. SE., Bainbridge Island
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, Kingston Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston

The Washington State Ferries Long-Range Plan is scheduled to be finalized by the Legislature in January 2019.