Washington State Ferries boss David Moseley leaving after 6 years

11:56 AM: WSDOT assistant secretary David Moseley, who runs Washington State Ferries, has just announced he is leaving after six years. The announcement is in an early edition of his e-mail newsletter, which usually arrives on Fridays. No word yet on a successor.

12:32 PM: Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson promises a “national search” for the next WSF boss.

2 Replies to "Washington State Ferries boss David Moseley leaving after 6 years"

  • K'lo March 18, 2014 (3:27 pm)

    Hopefully the next head of the ferry system won’t have a family/friend connection to the the Sect. of Transportation. This kind of fraternization has been rampant at WSF for many, many years. Also, they would do well to not hire from within, as the system is run by a ‘good-ol’-boy’ network, promoting those that don’t really have the experience/knowledge to do the job adequately, not to mention the pay raises that come with these ‘promotions’. I wish WSF well in their endeavors to find a good fit, some one that has the ability to think and speak for themselves, not be a puppet whose strings are pulled by the ‘good-ol’-boys’.

  • Martin March 19, 2014 (7:32 am)

    why is there not more talk about how the state ferry system has been beleaguered by money and staff issues. Last September, Moseley apologized after 31 ferry trips were canceled over a single weekend. The ferries system also came under intense scrutiny in a KING 5 investigative series that questioned millions of dollars in potential waste and problems with accountability.

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