FERRY ALERT UPDATE: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth back to two boats

10:56 AM: Washington State Ferries‘ Triangle Route is running with only one boat right now because M/V Kittitas is out of service with a “radar issue.” Getting a replacement is likely complicated by the fact the Seattle-Bremerton run’s lone boat is also out of service with mechanical trouble. More info on the WSF bulletins page.

1:42 PM: As commenter Erik points out, Kittitas has been repaired and is back in service.

10 Replies to "FERRY ALERT UPDATE: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth back to two boats"

  • Erik October 28, 2023 (12:47 pm)

    So upsetting. With Sound Transit pulling in 1 billion per year for a system they can’t even make efficient you would think we could invest more in our ferry systems to just keep boats running reliably. 🙄

    • Erik October 28, 2023 (1:11 pm)

      Just checked. Kittitas is back up. They appear to be repositioning a ferry from Kingston, hopefully to the Bremerton route. 

    • Jeff October 28, 2023 (1:26 pm)

      I don’t think those two are related.   If you want better ferry service, talk to the state

      • Erik October 28, 2023 (3:12 pm)

        They’re related. Per the WS Ferries website it looks like they’re moving the Issaquah to the Seattle-Bremerton route to restore service starting at 4:15 in Bremerton, and the Edmonds/Kingston route going to 1 boat service. 

        • Neighbor October 29, 2023 (11:21 am)

          And how is that related to Sound Transit?

  • Third World American October 28, 2023 (1:17 pm)

    A few more of these “deferred maintenance issues” and we won’t have to worry about rebuilding the Fauntleroy terminal at all.

  • Kt October 28, 2023 (2:24 pm)

    Patience grasshopper.  This was announced in August:  Over the next 17 years, WSF will spend $3.7 billion to electrify or build new ferries and $280 million on terminals. So far, WSF has received $1.34 billion, with $1.03 billion from the 2022 Move Ahead Washington transportation package

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