HAPPENING NOW: Find out about Washington State Ferries’ future

Just a few blocks uphill from Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy terminal, you can drop in until 7 pm at Fauntleroy Church (9140 California SW) to find out about/comment on the WSF Draft Long-Range Plan. Among the easel displays, the ferry of the future:

The proposed plan would have three 124-car hybrid-electric ferries serving Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth by 2029. Other big changes on this route would include a second slip at Southworth by 2026. The long-range plan – which is supposed to look all the way ahead to 2040 – also covers climate change:

And it covers budget woes – with one board saying the system only has half the funding it would need to make it’s proposed plan reality. If you can’t make it to this open house, you have until late October to comment via this online open house. The so-called Triangle Route, meantime, has a much nearer-term change in the works – a new schedule for the first time in a long time (here’s our most-recent report on that process). We just got the schedule for three meetings specific to THAT proposed change:

-Fauntleroy, 5-7 pm October 23 (Fauntleroy Church)
-Vashon, 6-8 pm October 24 (Vashon Island High School)
-Southworth, 5:30-7:30 pm October 25 (Harper Church)

2 Replies to "HAPPENING NOW: Find out about Washington State Ferries' future"

  • Rick September 19, 2018 (9:26 am)

    So what kind of money are we throwing at preparing for potential “climate change/global warming” as opposed to using that money for things that need fixing now?  I mean, it’s just money, you know. Kinda like paying Chicken Little up front.

    • WSB September 19, 2018 (10:33 am)

      The whole point of this is that it’s a Long-Range Plan. If you’re interested in more specifics, you can click through the Online Open House linked above.

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