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Air Force seeks ferry comment

The U.S. Air Force is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment regarding transfer of the Mukilteo Tank Farm property to the Port of Everett. Transferring the property is necessary for the construction of a new ferry terminal at Mukilteo.

Updating the terminal is necessary to meet the long term transportation needs of Whidbey Island, according to Ron Nelson, executive director of the Island County Economic Development Council. From April to June of this year, 537,000 vehicles, 20 percent of total vehicle traffic, used the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry run.

The proposed terminal at Mukilteo would have a foot passenger bridge to improve safety, better access to rail and bus connections and improved loading capabilities.

Comments can be sent to Doug Allbright, Chief, Integrated Planning Branch, HQ AFMC/A7PI, 507 Symington Drive, Scott AFB, Ill., 62225. More information on the new terminal is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/ferries/mukilteoterminal/multimodal.

 

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