A new hybrid-electric Olympic-class ferry and a hybrid-electric conversion of a Washington State Ferry are included in the state's 2019-2021 state transportation budget. The legislature passed the budget on the final day of the 2019 legislative session.
In her weekly update, Assistant Secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division Amy Scarton noted the $9.98 billion budget also includes funding for two current terminal projects – Seattle’s Colman Dock and Mukilteo – as well as additional funding for the remainder of the current biennium.
Scarton thanks the legislators, especially those on the transportation committees under the leadership of Sen. Steve Hobbs, Sen. Curtis King, Rep. Jake Fey and Rep. Andrew Barkis. The budget now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.