WSF Long Range Plan ready for comments Featured

More than half of Washington State Ferries 22-vessel fleet is scheduled to be retired by 2040.

Five of these ferries are more than 50 years old and need to be replaced immediately to sustain reliable service.

These findings are among the key themes of Washington State Ferries Draft Long Range Plan, released on Monday, September 10, 2018. The plan recommends construction of 16 new ferries in the next 20 years, 13 ferries to replace our oldest vessels and additional relief vessels to enhance reliability, as well as improvements to terminals and customer service.

The plan addresses four major themes: reliable service, customer experience, managing growth, and sustainability and resilience. The draft reflects extensive input from the public and stakeholders, including nearly 1,400 comments and survey responses submitted during spring 2018 outreach sessions.

The Draft Plan builds upon WSF’s 2009 Long Range Plan as directed by the Washington State Legislature. 

Join WSF at an open house in your community to review and comment on the Draft Plan.

Vashon Island Wednesday, September 12 from  6 – 8 p.m. Vashon Island High School 9600 SW 204th Street, Vashon

Southworth Thursday, September 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Harper Church 10384 SE Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard

Fauntleroy Monday, September 17 from  5 – 7 p.m. Fauntleroy Church 9140 California Avenue SW, Seattle

Bremerton Thursday, September 20 from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Kitsap Conference Center 100 Washington Avenue, Bremerton

Lopez Island Tuesday, September 25 from  4 – 6 p.m. Lopez Center for Community and the Arts 204 Village Road, Lopez Island

San Juan Island Wednesday, September 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. Brickworks 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor

Whidbey Island Wednesday, October 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Freeland Hall 1515 Shoreview Drive, Freeland

Edmonds Thursday, October 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. Edmonds Senior Center 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds

Bainbridge Island Tuesday, October 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bainbridge Island Senior Center 370 Brien Drive SE, Bainbridge Island

Port Townsend Wednesday, October 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. Cotton Building 607 Water Street, Port Townsend

Kingston Thursday, October 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. Kingston Village Green Community Center 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston

In addition to in-person open houses, you can view the Draft Plan and provide input at our online open house through Oct. 25 at www.WSFLongRangePlan.com. More project information is available here: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/planning/long-range-plan/the-plan.

 

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