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Imagine A Network Of Foot Ferries – Our Century’s “Forward Thrust” For Puget Sound

Over the holidays, lucky travelers got a “back to the future” moment on the Salish Sea when Washington State Ferries provided direct passenger-only service — on the mothballed MV Snohomish — between downtown Seattle and the iconic seaside town of Port Townsend. The temporary route began after the state pulled the old Steel Electric car ferries off the Port Townsend-Whidbey Read More ›

Private Firms Seek Support to Run Ferries

Original article Don Sorenson was one of hundreds of drivers inching toward the Edmonds ferry terminal hoping to catch the 4:30 p.m. boat to Kingston. But when the ferry filled up, the line came to a halt, and Sorenson settled in to bake in the sunshine in his pickup to wait second in line for the next boat. Having driven Read More ›

New Group Is Onboard for Foot Ferries

A new wave in foot ferry leadership, the Puget Sound Passenger Ferry Coalition, will make its official debut on Tuesday at a conference aboard the Royal Argosy at Pier 66 in Seattle. The coalition is a loose, unofficial group of lawmakers, transit leaders and private business, a veritable who’s who in the local world of maritime transportation. While their background Read More ›

Looking Back to Go Forward

Original article [Note: This is an account of the ferry conference that Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Project organized and put on July 1. Unfortunately, the Cascadia Project is not mentioned here, but the group that it launched, the Puget Sound Passenger Ferry Coalition, is.] SEATTLE — With her eyes cast back in a memory and her voice tipped with nostalgia, Gig Read More ›