Washington State Ferries seeks feedback on proposed rate hike

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00am
  • News

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is looking for feedback on a new fare proposal that would hike rates beginning in October.

Ferry-served communities can weigh in on the proposed rise in fare prices, which would be implemented over the next two years. Comments can be made at public meetings and online at wstc.wa.gov/ContactUs/feedback.htm.

If implemented, fares will rise for small and standard vehicles 2.9 and 2.5 percent in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Other hikes will apply for oversized vehicles, passengers and motorcycles. For more details on the proposed fare increase, visit wstc. wa.gov/2017FerryFare Proposal.htm.

The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold a public meeting to gather feedback from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 10 at the Whidbey Telecom Community Media Conference Center, located at 1651 Main Street in Freeland.

The commission is expecting to vote on fare policy changes at its final hearing at 10 a.m. July 26 at the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Board Room, located on 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500 in Seattle.

More in News

Power outage scheduled for Aug. 20

A planned power outage is scheduled to take place during the overnight… Continue reading

Firefighters in training.
Out-of-district fire volunteer program gains momentum

In response to the growing need for volunteer firefighters and EMTs, South… Continue reading

South Whidbey park performance set for Aug. 15

F Street Project featured band at free concert

Assessor reviewing land parcels

The Island County Assessor’s office is reviewing parcels that lie between the… Continue reading

Voters approve two tax levy extensions

Overwhelmingly support for WhidbeyHealth EMS and South Whidbey parks

Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will add a temporary… Continue reading

Study examines projections for rise in sea level

When it comes to coastal planning, it’s best to keep looking forward.… Continue reading

Flowers for Tokitae and her family in peril

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas

Sock hop to raise money for WIN

Whidbey Island Nourishes, or WIN, invites the public to frolic to feed… Continue reading

Most Read