Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Study survey open

Survey on potential routes and evaluation criteria

PSRC is seeking feedback on potential passenger-only ferry routes and criteria to consider when evaluating possible new routes. 

Please take a short survey on these topics. Materials include a map with routes identified by previous studies and possible evaluation criteria. Respondents also will have an opportunity to suggest other routes for consideration.

The Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Study will be shaped by participants' responses. Please share this survey widely with anyone who may be interested.

The survey will be open until Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The survey will inform the routes and terminals that will be analyzed as well as evaluation criteria to use in evaluating those routes and terminals.  Evaluation criteria will be used to analyze which passenger-only ferry routes are near-term opportunities and which are longer-term opportunities.  Five near-term passenger-only ferry routes will be carried forward for further analysis.

The analysis, survey results, evaluation criteria and five routes to be carried forward for further analysis will be shared in a virtual meeting sometime this summer.  
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I think an option for POF service between Bellingham/Fairhaven and the San Juan Islands (Orcas & Friday Harbor at least) would be great (esp. if bicycles are allowed aboard). Would allow islanders easier access to walkable shopping (compared to Anacortes) and give Whatcom and BC residents easier access to the islands (not have to drive all the way to Anacortes).

Thanks for your comment!  If you haven't already, we encourage you to take the Passenger-Only Ferry Survey at https://www.psrc.org/our-work/potential-puget-sound-passenger-only-ferry-routes-and-terminals, and please pass along the survey link to others in your network.

this route would get a lot of traffic from the north and Canada

What a brilliant idea! Just think of the savings in passenger car trips. As a full-time Island resident, many medical services are located in Bellingham, as is Trader Joe's, and other services. Taking a bike and passenger ferry would be a wonderful savings in gas.

Let's do it!

Hi, I was unable to take your survey, could not find a link. I would very much like to see it in place.

When will the results of the survey be published and how can we get them?

We are planning to share the survey findings and the results of the analysis in late July.  We'll likely have a public webinar to share the findings. Date is still to be determined but we'll follow up to let you know when we have a confirmed date. Thanks for your interest!

just caught wind of this idea and although the survey is closed I just want to register my massive support for this passenger fairy idea.

Fingers crossed!