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07/07/2017: "Your Opinion On Ferry Fares? Speak Up Monday"


Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferry fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. Public hearing will take place in Friday Harbor: 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 10, in the San Juan County Administrative Office Building, Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor

The commission’s proposal includes two ferry fare increases over the next two years. The commission proposed these increases after considering input from Washington State Ferries and the Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs. A summary of the ferry fare proposal is as follows:



October 1, 2017:

• 2.9 percent fare increase for small and standard sized vehicles

• 0.8 percent to 1.8 percent fare increase for oversized vehicles (22 feet and longer), depending on vehicle size

• 2.5 percent fare increase for passengers

• Passengers who bring bicycles with trailers will see an increase as they begin paying the motorcycle/driver (stowage) rate instead of the combined passenger fare with bicycle surcharge

October 1, 2018

• 2.5 percent fare increase for small and standard sized vehicles
• No fare increase for oversized vehicles (22 feet and longer)
• 2.1 percent fare increase for passengers

• School Group passengers fare will increase from $1 per group for a one-way trip to $5 per group for a one-way trip

Comments on the ferry fare proposal can also be submited follows:

Email: transc@wstc.wa.gov. Please indicate “//Ferry Fare//s” in the subject line.

Website: Submit comments utilizing the online comment form on the commission’s website, under “contact us”: wstc.wa.gov/ContactUs/feedback.htm
In Writing:

Washington State Transportation Commission
P.O. Box 47308
Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Phone: 360-705-7070

For more information on the ferry fare proposal can be found on the transportation commission’s web site: www.wstc.wa.gov

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