Foot Ferries

King County To Launch New Passenger-Only Ferry Plan

The Seattle region is blessed with a tremendous natural endowment which doubles as a crucial piece of transportation infrastructure – Puget Sound. State and Pierce County car ferries already ply the Sound, as do a mix of public and commercial, privately-operated passenger-only vessels in King, Snohomish, Whatcom and San Juan counties. For the Puget Sound region, passenger-only ferries on the Read More ›

Foot Ferries Might Be Revived

Foot ferries might be revived A consortium of four private companies could start with Kingston-Seattle commuter service. Ann Strosnider Sun Staff Voters may have turned down tax-supported passenger-only ferry service, but interest in foot ferries remains strong. John Blackman, owner of Seattle-based Argosy Cruises, said Monday that four companies have come together to form a new entity — Aqua Express Read More ›

House would cut Bremerton route to save foot ferries

The state House of Representatives has found a way to keep Puget Sound’s passenger-only ferries funded in the short term, Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Anacortes) told local officials and private ferry owners Thursday. The House Transportation Committee’s proposal includes cutting passenger-only service between Bremerton and Seattle but keeping the Vashon Island-Seattle route. Two new routes from Seattle to Kingston and Southworth Read More ›

Group looks into extending Kitsap Transit plan

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers and transportation leaders Thursday explored the idea of integrating Kitsap Transit’s passenger-only ferry model throughout Puget Sound to reduce congestion on Interstate 5 and local highways. Kitsap Transit is proposing to build 14 or more 149-passenger ferries and operate them like a marine bus system. They would depart Bremerton, Kingston, Southworth and Vashon Island every hour for Read More ›