Ferries

Metro Fares Are Back In October With Covid-Safe Features, Mixed Bag Budget Changes Ahead

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Fares are coming back to King County Metro buses in October. The agency has been busy putting September service changes into effect and rolling...

PSRC Shortlists Eight Routes For Regional Passenger Ferry Study

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Eight passenger-only ferry routes across Puget Sound have made the cut for inclusion in a detailed study by the Puget Sound Regional Council. The Puget...

Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Study Underway, 15 Routes Currently Shortlisted

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The passenger-only ferry (POF) system is set to grow in Puget Sound with the introduction of new service between Southworth and Seattle, making it...

Washington State Ferries Blames Snopocalypse for 3.2% Drop in 2019 Ridership

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Washington State Ferries (WSF) saw ridership fall in 2019 after reaching a 16-year high the year prior. Ridership dropped an astounding 3.2% or 802,249...
King County Water Taxi waiting area. (Photo by author)

King County Metro Ponders New Ferry Routes

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Could the Mosquito Fleet return to Lake Washington and spread to new locations on the eastern side of Puget Sound? King County Metro is...

Southworth Fast Ferry Planning Underway, Launching in 2020

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A new passenger-only fast ferry route is poised to begin service from Southworth next year. The service would operate on weekdays between Southworth and...

Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Ridership Grows in First Half of Year

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Passenger-only ferry ridership is growing in Puget Sound, according to recent data from the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). Both King County Metro's and...

State Transportation Commission Seeks Feedback on Ferry System Fare Changes

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The Washington State Transportation Commission is seeking feedback on fare changes across the Washington State Ferries system. The proposal seeks to increase fares across...