Cross Sound Passenger Ferry Roundtable (watch this event online)
The Cross Sound Passenger Ferry Roundtable was an informal informational sharing session on the status of regional passenger ferry services. The session can be best described as a “mixer” – desigend to connect communities in King, Kitsap and Jefferson counties interested in maintaining, growing and adding passenger ferry service.
The meeting presentations can be viewed online.
Welcoming remarks and introduction. Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Center for Regional Development
Importance of maritime industry to the state economy Peter Philips, Philips Publishing
The challenges of public private partnerships in Cross-Sound Passenger ferry operations. Darrell Bryan, CEO, Victoria Clipper
It is all about the numbers…the challenges of operating a marine vessel service in today’s regulatory climate. Kevin Clark, CEO, Argosy Cruises
Update on Seattle waterfront redevelopment and plans for Colman Dock. David Moseley, Assistant Secretary, WSDOT Ferries Division
Update from Governor Gregoire’s Connecting Washington Transportation Initiative. David Moseley, Assistant Secretary, WSDOT Ferries Division
Future service, access and legislative plans of the King County Ferry District. John Resha, Policy Director, King County Ferry District
Update on (post-Viaduct removal) Seattle waterfront development plans with regard to Colman Dock and options for passenger ferry access. Steve Pearce, Waterfront Seattle Project Manager, City of Seattle Department of Transportation
Transit and Ferry Connections. Celia Kupersmith, Sound Transit Deputy CEO
Port of Kingston SoundRunner passenger ferry status and Orca card update. Pete Deboer, Port Commissioner and Korinne Henry, Executive Director
Port of Port Townsend passenger ferry acquisition and future plans for Port Townsend waterfront development and marine vessel access.
• Mayor Dave King, City of Port Townsend
• Peter Hanke, Puget Sound Express
• Larry Crockett, Executive Director, Port of Port Townsend
Update on Bremerton-Seattle demonstration project. John Clauson, Executive Director, Kitsap Transit
Wrap Up and Next Steps. Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Center