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