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.