WSF hosting community meeting May 23 in Mukilteo

Washington State Ferries is hosting a series of community meetings to talk about its ferries and the future.

Public comment will be taken on the state’s 20-year ferry plan, the new Mukilteo terminal and plans to build new boats.

“We not only want to provide excellent service, we want to be good neighbors to the communities we serve,” WSF Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton said. “I’m looking forward to sharing what’s ahead for the future of ferries and hearing from our customers about how we can continue to improve.”

Whidbey Islanders will have to ride the ferry to Mukilteo for the meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., it’s located a short walk up the hill from the dock.

The meeting will share information about what’s happening at the construction site of the new Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal, a $167 million project to replace the old, tiny trailer-size terminal.

In a press release, Dean Enell with the Clinton Ferry Advisory Committee predicted the state could increase ferry fares substantially because numerous ferries are reaching the end of their service life and need to be replaced.

“A new Olympic class boat is needed right now and estimated at $160 million,” Enell stated.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” he added, “since the long range plan calls for 16 new boats by 2040.”

More in News

Series of felony cases on Whidbey Island involve impaired driving

Police and prosecutors on Whidbey Island have been busy in recent weeks… Continue reading

Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)
After 36 years, luck changes at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

To the surprise of many, the doors were locked, the grill turned… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth still short on cash

A persistent decline in inpatient visits is contributing to low cash reserves… Continue reading

Extortion plan increases bail for molester suspect

A judge in Island County Superior Court increased a suspected child molester’s… Continue reading

(File photo)
Whidbey Island Fair kicks off Thursday, runs July 18-21

Fair has showcased Whidbey Island agriculture, local talent for over 90 years

Islanders join protest against detention centers

Vigils, signs and demonstrations across Whidbey Friday

Advisory Board holding public hearing on draft short-term rental ordinance

What rules should apply to homeowners who rent out houses, rooms or… Continue reading

Island County seeking District 1 applicants for planning commission

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from District 1,… Continue reading

Whidbey Community Foundation Receives $10K for census work

Whidbey Community Foundation received $10,000 in funding from the Washington Census Equity… Continue reading

Most Read