Help fix the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry route: Volunteer for the task force

(Live WSF webcam photo from Fauntleroy dock)

As part of the process of fixing problems plaguing the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth (aka “Triangle”) ferry route, Washington State Ferries promised last month that it would put together a task force. Today, WSF has taken the next step – calling for volunteers:

WSF is now seeking volunteers for the Triangle Improvement Task Force. The task force is the citizen advisory group that will be charged with:

· examining the situation on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry route
· recommending “quick wins” to improve service by summer 2017
· coming up with recommendations for the long term

The task force will begin meeting in January and will consist of nine volunteers, three each from the Fauntleroy, Vashon and Southworth communities. For more information on the process and to apply to be a task force member, please visit our volunteer application page. Applications for volunteers are due Dec. 27, 2016.

9 Replies to "Help fix the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry route: Volunteer for the task force"

  • Rick December 12, 2016 (2:29 pm)

    Calling all superheroes!

    • Elliott Berkihiser December 12, 2016 (3:19 pm)

      I live on 45th ave SW, close to the dock,  and am interested in how the future plans will effect our community.

  • DRW December 12, 2016 (3:09 pm)

    Start by running Sound Transit 560 to the airport from the ferry dock again! 

    • Lez December 12, 2016 (5:12 pm)

      Amen DRW

  • PSPS December 12, 2016 (4:30 pm)

    Since virtually all of the cars end up going over the bridge, how about moving the run to Colman or some other location (perhaps newly constructed) on the east side of the bridge.

  • ClayJustSayin December 13, 2016 (9:11 am)

    PSPS raises an interesting point.  What percentage of Vashon etc. ferry users remain in the West Seattle area as opposed to everywhere else?

  • dsa December 13, 2016 (9:29 am)

    More storage lanes on Fauntleroy dock or close it.  Bite the bullet one way or the other.

  • Tricia December 13, 2016 (8:45 pm)

       Carve out a few acres from that massive, empty container terminal on Harbor Island, and turn it into a ferry terminal . Far more central access to major arterials than both Colman or Fauntleroy

  • PF December 15, 2016 (11:14 am)

    Years ago the ferry system teased us with moving ferry traffic too downtown then of course changed their mind. If you want to keep Vashon traffic here then leave it here, but the southworth traffic is the problem. That continues to grow and grow, that ferry should go downtown not come thru West Seattle. Using part of terminal 5 is a great idea. West Seattle has enough of its own forced density than it can handle. Thanks greedy and give a crap developers!!!!!!!  Southworth commuters should go straight downtown.

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