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WSF Weekly Update

At the end of each work week, WSDOT Ferries Division emails a report to staff, colleagues and stakeholders. We are very interested in your suggestions or comments about this report and encourage you to email us.

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Below are links to all of the past weekly reports in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.pdf). You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader at the Adobe website.

December 19, 2014 (pdf 175 kb)

  • Happy Holidays! 
  • Governor’s transportation funding proposal 
  • Quick thinking employees save a life 
  • Puyallup passes inspection 
  • Holiday cruise
  • Customer compliments

December 12, 2014 (pdf 429 kb)

  • Chimacum reaches milestone 
  • Edmonds/Kingston route reduced capacity begins Dec. 12 
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville route 
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah route 
  • Terminal operations tour 
  • Meeting with Seattle Department of Transportation 
  • Meeting with Muckleshoot Fish Commission 
  • Toys for Tots drive 
  • Holiday cruise for a good cause

 
December 5, 2014 (pdf 218 kb)

  • Why wait? Reserve now to the San Juan Islands 
  • Delays and cancellations on Edmonds/Kingston 
  • WSDOT senior leadership meeting 
  • Seattle waterfront 
  • Women in transportation event 
  • Camera, lights, action and WSF 
  • Federal Transportation Administration meeting 
  • Customer compliment 
  • Finding inspiration in your commute

Wall Street Journal: Seattle Architect Alan Maskin Finds Inspiration and a Vacation in the Same Boat. (pdf 1.07 mb)


November 21, 2014 (pdf 237 kb)

  • New Olympic Class ferry named Chimacum
  • Meet baby Zoe!
  • Plan ahead for Thanksgiving travel
  • Environmental efforts pay off
  • Service awards
  • Meeting with FAC chairs
  • Conversations with legislators
  • Customer compliments
  • Memorable meeting

November 14, 2014 (pdf 153 kb)

  • Tacoma repair status 
  • Island travels – meeting with San Juan County Council 
  • Vessel moves 
  • New traffic cams in the works for Bainbridge terminal customers 
  • Plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday traffic 
  • Customer compliment

November 7, 2014 (pdf 180 kb) 

  • Congratulations Captain Eckler and Issaquah crew 
  • Way to go, Captain Little and the Yakima crew 
  • Youngest ferry captain ever? 
  • Ferry-based monitoring of Puget Sound currents 
  • Meet and greets with legislators continue 
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard 
  • Customer compliment

October 31, 2014 (pdf 77 kb)

  • Way to go, Captain Erland and crew!
  • Moment of silence observed
  • Fleet visits
  • Eagle Harbor Service Awards
  • New in the WSF spotlight


October 24, 2014 (pdf 77 kb)

  • Meet and greet with ferry district legislators 
  • Vessel moves: thanks for your patience 
  • Puyallup welcomes baby 
  • IBU tour 
  • Proposed changes to WSF’s preferential loading rules 
  • Trick-or-treat at Colman Dock 
  • Customer compliments

October 17, 2014 (pdf 115 kb)

  • Welcome Governor Inslee 
  • Plan ahead for smaller ferries on Edmonds/Kingston, Seattle/Bremerton and Seattle/Bainbridge Island routes 
  • Meeting with staff and partners 
  • Brass Bell Service Awards 
  • Vehicle reservations outreach continues 
  • WSF rescues kayaker 
  • Los Angeles Times features “A Minute Away” video of Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry 
  • Customer compliment: Caring and professional


October 10, 2014 (pdf 147 kb)

  • Welcome Secretary Foxx 
  • Whidbey General Hospital awards ferry workers 
  • Travels in the system 
  • Conversations with labor partners 
  • Vehicle reservations outreach events 
  • Cast your vote for name of next ferry 
  • Provide comments on preferential loading rules 
  • Commending Southworth, Vashon, and Fauntleroy staff 
  • Call of the sound: romance of foghorns endures
  • Customer compliments 

 
October 3, 2014 (pdf 75 kb) 

  • Travels in the fleet 
  • Conversations with labor partners 
  • Visit from National Transportation Safety Board 
  • Tokitae work wraps up tonight 
  • Marine naturalist presentations 
  • Learn more about plans for a new Mukilteo terminal 
  • Advertising update 
  • Seattle Times Rant & Rave: Who let the dogs out

September 26, 2014 (239 kb PDF)

  • Welcome aboard
  • Coupeville terminal update
  • Crews modify Tokitae ramps this week
  • Yakima main engine repairs
  • Customer compliment: Professional and courteous


September 19, 2014
(79 kb) 

  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21 
  • Kitsap and Yakima expected to return to service next week 
  • Vehicle reservations system San Juan Islands partnership meeting 
  • Plan ahead for Oyster Run motorcycle rally in Anacortes 
  • Tokitae crew assists in rescuing young passenger 
  • Customer compliments 
  • Thank you for your support

 
September 12, 2014 (202 kb)

  • Welcome Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith
  • Remembering 9/11: National Preparedness Month
  • Origin-destination survey results
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct and Waterfront Seattle Program tour
  • Customer compliments

September 5, 2014 (pdf 134 kb)

  • Seahawks fans sail to victory! 
  • Walla Walla fuel spill update 
  • Olympic Class ferries progress meeting 
  • Meeting with King County Ferry District 
  • Plan ahead for Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival 
  • Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 
  • Customer compliments

 
August 29, 2014 (pdf 79 kb)

  • FTA approves plans to replace Mukilteo ferry terminal 
  • Construction of third Olympic Class ferry moves forward 
  • Plan ahead for Seahawks opening game 
  • WSF made a top 10 list for best boat trips in the world! 
  • Customer compliments 
  • Labor Day weekend

August 22, 2014 (pdf 93 kb)

  • Operations plan for special events 
  • Tacoma repair plan 
  • Terminal maintenance update 
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville reservations continue to rise 
  • Plan ahead for Labor Day holiday travel 
  • San Juan Island outreach event this weekend 
  • Customer compliments

August 15, 2014 (pdf 111 kb)

  • Overnight repairs help maintain service 
  • Plan ahead for Seahawks’ games 
  • San Juan Island outreach events this weekend 
  • Meeting with Ferry Advisory Committee executives 
  • Expect traffic, delays during Alaskan Way Viaduct closure
  • Customer compliment: Fun and memorable trip

August 8, 2014 (pdf 76 kb)

  • Wenatchee welcomed home! 
  • Tacoma update 
  • San Juan Island outreach events this weekend 
  • Blog: Working hard to keep you moving 
  • Customer compliments

August 1, 2014 (pdf 83 kb)

  • Tacoma update 
  • Legislative update 
  • World Affairs Council meeting 
  • San Juan Island outreach events this weekend 
  • Plan ahead for Doe Bay Fest 
  • Visiting the Pacific Northwest? Take a ferry

July 25, 2014 (pdf 94 kb)

  • Wenatchee repair and service updates 
  • Help Washington State Transportation Commission name our newest ferry! 
  • San Juan Island outreach events this weekend 
  • Vehicle reservations system tour 
  • Kittitas crew performs rescue 
  • Customer compliments

July 18, 2014 (pdf 78 kb)

  • Wenatchee update 
  • Commission briefing 
  • Learn about vehicle reservations in Friday Harbor this weekend 
  • Elwha crews rescue disabled vessel 
  • Presentation to Endless Opportunities 
  • Customer compliments: helpful, kind, and courteous

 
July 11, 2014 (pdf 79 kb)

  • Wenatchee repairs needed 
  • Community meetings wrap up 
  • Chinook Book mobile app available at all terminals 
  • New travel alerts Web page 
  • Legislative tour 
  • Vehicle reservations outreach continues 
  • WSF service awards 
  • Customer compliments

July 3, 2014 (pdf 170 kb)

  • Tokitae joins the fleet!

June 27, 2014 (pdf 78 kb) 

  • Plan ahead for Fourth of July holiday travel 
  • Learn more about vehicle reservations in the San Juan Islands 
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville reservations reduce lines 
  • Tokitae crews continue familiarization 
  • Community meetings continue for the next two weeks 
  • Bon voyage sailing for the Evergreen State this Sunday 
  • Wenatchee crew performs rescue
  • Customer compliment

June 20, 2014 (pdf 78 kb)

  • Ferries help monitor Puget Sound water quality 
  • Tokitae enters service next week 
  • USA Today’s “Best Boat Ride” winners announced 
  • Community meetings begin next week 
  • Catch the Evergreen State for one last trip 
  • Search for new Assistant Secretary continues 
  • Customer compliments

June 13, 2014 (pdf 78 kb)

  • Tokitae community celebration recap 
  • Construction of third Olympic Class ferry authorized 
  • Plan ahead: summer schedule begins Sunday 
  • Wave2Go ticket policy change takes effect 
  • Bainbridge Island terminal improvements continue 
  • Join us for upcoming community meetings
  • Employee compliments

June 6, 2014 (pdf 78 kb)

  • Welcome Tokitae! 
  • Vote for “Best U.S. Boat Ride” 
  • Mark your calendar for upcoming community meetings
  • Customer compliments

May 30, 2014 (pdf 78 kb)

  • Come celebrate the new ferry Tokitae! 
  • Memorial Day travel shows impressive numbers 
  • Vehicle Reservations System San Juan Islands Partnership meeting 
  • WSDOT receives major federal funding for projects in Mukilteo and Edmonds 
  • Revised ticketing policy begins June 15 
  • We’re coming to a community near you

 
May 23, 2014 (pdf 76 kb)

  • National Maritime Day 
  • Mark your calendar – community meetings start June 23 
  • Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council meeting 
  • Helping families remember loved ones 
  • Reminder for Memorial Day weekend travel 
  • Customer compliment

May 16, 2014 (pdf 77 kb) 

  • Olympic Class vessels progress meeting 
  • Bike to Work Month 
  • Plan ahead for Memorial Day travel 
  • Seattle terminal project outreach wraps up 
  • Reporting on our progress 
  • Customer compliments

May 9, 2014 (pdf 76 kb)

  • Ferry fueling process 
  • Water line installation at the Bainbridge Island terminal 
  • Additional Port Townsend/Coupeville service begins Sunday 
  • Customer compliment

May 2, 2014 (pdf 76 kb)

  • Information sharing with first responders 
  • Tokitae is on her way! 
  • New faces in the fleet 
  • Vehicle Reservations System San Juan Islands Partnership meeting 
  • Customer compliments


April 25, 2014 (pdf 77 kb)

  • Earth Day is every day at WSF 
  • Visitors from Turkmenistan 
  • Share your thoughts on plans for the Seattle terminal 
  • Plan ahead for upcoming fare increases 
  • Staff kudos
  • Comments and questions welcome

 
April 16, 2014 (pdf 68 kb)

  • Introducing Capt. George Capacci, interim assistant secretary for WSF

April 11, 2014 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Learn about plans for the Seattle terminal 
  • King County meeting 
  • Public Ferry Coalition call 
  • Latest social media buzz 
  • Customer compliment 
  • Thank you and happy trails

April 4, 2014 (pdf 49 kb)

  • Year-end safety management system review 
  • Olympic Class ferries progress meeting 
  • Muckleshoot Fish Commission meeting 
  • New in the WSF spotlight 
  • Customer compliments

 
March 28, 2014 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Spring sailing schedule and fare changes around the corner 
  • Tokitae builder sea trials begin 
  • WSF Chinook Book mobile coupon extended 
  • Customer compliment

March 21,2014 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Christening of state’s newest ferry Tokitae
  • Walla Walla update
  • Interim assistant secretary and ferries chief named
  • Customer compliments

March 18, 2014 (pdf 52 kb)

  • Statement from David Moseley

March 14, 2014 (pdf 54 kb) 

  • Legislative update 
  • San Juan Islands/Anacortes customer service update 
  • Improvements to mobile VesselWatch 
  • USCG Sector Puget Sound Change of Command 
  • Colman Dock customers: traffic revisions 
  • Customer compliment

 
March 7, 2014 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Olympic Class ferries progress meeting 
  • Granting wishes on the ferry 
  • Overnight closures on SR 99 at West Seattle Bridge next week 
  • Yesler Way exit closure Friday and Saturday 
  • Advertising with WSF
  • Customer compliments

Feb. 28, 2014 (pdf 51 kb)

  • Senate Transportation Committee meeting 
  • San Juan Islands service update 
  • Vehicle reservations now available for spring 
  • Triangle route meetings 
  • Sneak peek of the new Olympic Class ferries 
  • SR 99 to close this weekend through Seattle 
  • Join the City of Seattle for Waterfront Week: March 5-9 
  • Reflection on last six years
  • Customer compliment

Feb. 21, 2014 (pdf 223 kb)

  • Commission meeting
  • Senate Transportation Committee meeting
  • Sealth update
  • KUOW features WSF
  • Reminder: triangle route meetings Feb. 26 and 27
  • Mukilteo Terminal Project update 
  • What's green and white and rode all over?
  • Go mobile with WSF's Chinook Book coupon
  • Northwest Harvest food drive results
  • Customer compliment: cheerful and happy

Feb. 14, 2014 (pdf 51 kb)

  • Legislative update 
  • Sealth out of service 
  • WSDOT leadership retreat 
  • San Juan Islands VRS Partnership meeting 
  • Seattle/Bainbridge route: Chilly Hilly, Feb. 23 
  • Triangle route meetings 
  • Customer compliment: kind, helpful and efficient

Feb. 7, 2014 (pdf 52 kb) 

  • Apology to triangle route customers 
  • ‘Hawks fans converge on Seattle routes 
  • Senate and House Transportation Committee meetings 
  • 2013 advertising revenue 
  • Reminder: Bainbridge terminal customer detours begin Monday
  • Customer compliment: neat teamwork

Jan. 31, 2014 (pdf 55 kb)

  • Join us on the “M/V Russell Wilson” 
  • Go mobile with WSF’s Chinook Book coupon 
  • Olympic Class ferries construction milestone 
  • Bainbridge ferry terminal construction update 
  • Fauntleroy customers: Barton Street Pump Station construction update 
  • SR 525 Clinton traffic discussion 
  • AFECT founders retire 
  • Customer compliment

Jan. 24, 2014 (52 kb) 

  • Passenger Vessel Association MariTrends Convention 
  • World LNG Fuels conference 
  • Bainbridge ferry terminal customers: construction begins Jan. 27 
  • San Juan Islands service
  • Join us on Facebook to find out what’s new at ferries

Jan. 17, 2014 (54 kb)

  • 2014 legislative session budget request 
  • Tokitae passes Marine Evacuation System test 
  • Bainbridge ferry terminal customers: informational meeting on Jan. 21 
  • Staff masters leadership training 
  • Construction near Colman Dock 
  • Westport “fuel for thought” blog post 
  • We’re in! 
  • Customer compliment: polite and efficient

Jan. 10, 2014 (57 kb)

  • Joint Transportation Committee presentation 
  • Tips for Seahawks fans traveling by ferry 
  • 2013 by numbers 
  • Reminder: winter sailing schedule starts Jan. 12 
  • Galleys closed for season 
  • New in the WSF spotlight 
  • Meet the author on Bainbridge-Seattle route
  • Customer compliment

Jan. 3, 2014 (225 kb)

  • Welcome 2014!
  • Winter sailing schedule starts Jan. 12
  • Colman dock customers: Seattle seawall construction begins
  • Bainbridge terminal seismic upgrade
  • Call of the Sound: Romance of Foghorns Endures
  • McDonald's closure at Colman Dock
  • Orcas terminal painting completed
  • Customer compliments


Dec. 20, 2013 (pdf 57 kb)

  • Transportation package update 
  • Plan your trip with WSF’s newest online tool 
  • Sailing schedules for the holidays 
  • Community meetings wrap-up 
  • Watch construction of WSF’s newest ferry 
  • Meeting with the Mayor of Edmonds 
  • Superpod near Vashon Island 
  • Customer compliment: dock angel
  • Ferry rides

 
Dec. 13, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Community meetings update 
  • Meeting with TOTE 
  • Meeting with Muckleshoot Tribe 
  • AFECT holiday cruise 
  • Puyallup maintenance completed 
  • Great buys for the holidays 
  • Customer compliment: cool and personable
  • Ferry ride

Dec. 6, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Community meetings update 
  • Plan ahead for cold weather and slower commutes 
  • Olympic Class vessels progress meeting 
  • Legislative transportation package update 
  • Gear up for the holidays 
  • Toys for Tots drive 
  • Customer compliment: Love our ferry 
  • Ferry rides

 
Nov. 22, 2013  (pdf 56 kb)

  • WSF is one step closer to LNG
  • Mark your calendar - community meetings start Dec. 3
  • Senate and House Transportation Committee meetings
  • Vehicle reservations system steering committee
  • Walla Walla to the rescue

Nov. 15, 2013 (pdf 52 kb)

  • Investigation finds human error in Hyak collision 
  • Joint agency executives meeting 
  • San Juan Islands Partnership meeting
  • Val-excellent

Nov. 8, 2013 (pdf 53 kb)

  • Ferries 2013 Marine Log Conference 
  • Liquefied natural gas emissions modeling 
  • Fauntleroy terminal holding lane closed Nov. 11 
  • Olympic Class vessels progress meeting 
  • WSF spotlight

Nov. 1, 2013  (pdf 56 kb)

  • Watch the Kennewick traverse the Ballard Locks 
  • Meeting with Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Council 
  • Triangle route open houses 
  • Kingston ferry operations meeting 
  • Puyallup maintenance 
  • Fleet visits 
  • Wonderful and professional

Oct. 25, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Fog delays 
  • Reminder: public invited to open houses for the triangle route 
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program agency coordination meeting 
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Gromlich 
  • Vehicle reservations steering committee 
  • Liquefied natural gas update 
  • Keep up the good work!

Oct. 18, 2013 (pdf 61 kb)

  • Mukilteo project wins environmental recognition 
  • Interferry conference 
  • Public invited to open houses for the triangle route 
  • Welcome back, Klahowya 
  • Senate Transportation Committee Leadership Forum 
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard 
  • Meeting with B.C. legislator 
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee 
  • Mukilteo tank farm transfer reception 
  • WSF coupons available in 2014 Chinook Book 
  • Extraordinary service

 
Sept. 27, 2013 (pdf 148 kb)

  • Fare increases on Oct. 1
  • Help shape future ferry service 
  • Port Townsend terminal paving completed
  • Joint Agency Executives meeting
  • Vehicle reservations system steering committee 
  • Is WSF the best place to bring a guest?
  • Impressed 


Sept. 20, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 22 
  • Plan ahead for heavy vehicle traffic this weekend on some routes 
  • Hyak incident 
  • Wi-fi notice for Bainbridge Island and Bremerton customers 
  • Senate Transportation Committee Leadership Forums
  • Jumped into action

Senate Transportation Committee Leadership Forum Presentation (pdf 1.17 MB)

Sept. 13, 2013 (pdf 62 kb)

  • Colman dock project outreach continues 
  • Staffing-related cancellations on Sept. 7 
  • Mukilteo terminal project moves another step ahead 
  • San Juan Islands vehicle reservations partnership meeting 
  • Is WSF the best place to send a guest? 
  • WSDOT panel on public transportation 
  • WSF to show Seahawk spirit 
  • Caring assistance 
  • Ferry rides

Sept. 6, 2013 (pdf 58 kb)

  • Colman dock project update 
  • WSF featured on Evening Magazine 
  • Triangle route committee meeting 
  • Olympic Class ferries progress meeting 
  • Three cheers to ferry workers 
  • Kudos to Hyak and Kaleetan for vessel assist
  • Ferry rides

Aug. 23, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Preparing for the next origin and destination survey 
  • WSDOT senior leadership meeting 
  • Vehicle reservations executive steering committee 
  • Kaleetan assist 
  • Recognition 
  • 10 scenic boat trips that won’t sink your budget 
  • Kudos for the friendly crew

Aug. 16, 2013 (pdf 58 kb)

  • Ridership grows since 2007 
  • WSDOT leadership retreat 
  • Welcome Sanpoil! 
  • Ferry tour with U.S. Sen. Murray’s staff 
  • Plan ahead this weekend for travel in the San Juan Islands 
  • Congratulations WSF employees for maintaining safety 
  • Fleet visits
  • It happens to the best of us

Aug. 8, 2013 (pdf 57 kb)

  • Joint Toll/WSF feasibility study 
  • Olympic Class ferries progress meeting 
  • Meeting with Governor’s staff 
  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands customers plan ahead for two busy weekends 
  • Waterfront scale model finds temporary home at Colman Dock 
  • Heartfelt gratitude

 
Aug. 2, 2013 (pdf 55 kb)

  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth weekend service 
  • Commission ferry fare hearing 
  • Remembering Julia “Julie” Hodson 
  • Puyallup crew’s quick thinking
  • Pleasant surprise

July 26, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Memorial for Captain Beth Gedney 
  • WSF recognized for excellence in environmental documentation 
  • Central waterfront coordination meeting 
  • Go Somewhere 
  • Exceptional help at Southworth 
  • Ferry rides

July 19, 2013 (pdf 71 kb)

  • Bicycle community meeting 
  • WSF on-time performance 
  • WSDOT leadership retreat 
  • Take advantage of a new late-evening sailing 
  • Summer fun means heavy traffic on some routes

July 12, 2013 (pdf 54 kb)

  • Alaskan Way Viaduct coordination meeting 
  • Bainbridge Terminal: plan ahead for Agate Pass Bridge restrictions 
  • FY13 preliminary ridership report 
  • WSDOT quarterly project review 
  • What’s new in the spotlight 
  • Indelible impact

June 28, 2013 (pdf 58 kb)

  • Plan ahead for Fourth of July travels 
  • Legislative update 
  • VisitWA – official app for Washington Tourism 
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah – delays due to Taste of Tacoma 
  • City of Seattle’s Street and Transit public event 
  • 13th District U.S. Coast Guard change-of-command 
  • Sent away with a smile

June 21, 2013 (pdf 38 kb)

  • Community meetings wrap-up
  • Passenger Vessel Association meeting
  • Tour of Good To Go! customer service center
  • Meeting with Tulalip Tribes
  • Colman Dock customers plan ahead for Saturday, June 22
  • New WSDOT Chief Operating Officer visits WSF
  • Ferry rides
  • Way to go, Tacoma C Watch

June 14, 2013 (pdf 40 kb)

  • Summer sailing schedules begins Sunday, June 16
  • Reminder: Colman dock north side gate closure
  • San Juan Islands vehicle reservations community partnership meeting
  • Community meetings
  • Suquamish Council meeting
  • New vendor at Colman Dock
  • Ferry rides
  • Smooth sailing for an Oak Harbor couple

June 7, 2013 (pdf 40 kb)

  • Spokane and Kaleetan to the rescue
  • Two steps closer to a new terminal at Mukilteo
  • Community meetings
  • Meeting with Kitsap County Commissioner
  • Travelers rate WSF
  • Ferry rides
  • We’re here to help

May 31, 2013 (pdf 36 kb)

  • Community meetings start next week
  • Ferry customer re-routes for I-5/Skagit River Bridge closure
  • Maritime recognition luncheon
  • Honesty and integrity intact at the ferry system

 
May 24, 2013 (pdf 40 kb)

  • Memorial Day weekend service
  • U.S. Coast Guard meeting
  • Commission presentation
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville galley service
  • AWV Joint Agency Executives meeting
  • What meeting will you attend?
  • Buzz Lightyear touches down in Coupeville

WSDOT Ferries Divison Tariff Proposal  (pdf 769 kb)

May 17, 2013 (pdf 55 kb)

  • Start of special legislative session
  • WSDOT Project Development Engineers Conference
  • Colman Dock: north side booth closure
  • Accessibility advisory committee
  • Port Townsend slip reopening
  • Great performance of Walla Walla crew
  • Mark your calendars: community meetings

May 10, 2013 (pdf 63 kb)

  • Meeting with Norwegian director of transportation
  • Lean management training
  • Meeting with the City of Seattle
  • Meeting with Vigor Industrial
  • Colman Dock: Northwest Harvest event
  • Fauntleroy north tollbooth
  • Ferry rides
  • Customer compliment
  • WSF spotlight

May 3, 2013 (pdf 103 kb)

  • Secretary Lynn Peterson's visit
  • Lean Management workshop
  • Commission subcommittee
  • Community marketing update
  • TWIC hearing
  • Customer compliment

April 19, 2013 (pdf 80 kb)

  • Earth Day is Monday
  • Fauntleroy Terminal: Barton Pump Station construction activity
  • Kwa-di Tabil Class meeting
  • WSF quarterly project review

April 12, 2013 (pdf 38 kb)

  • Walla Walla returns to service
  • Port of Everett and Mukilteo City Council meeting
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct agency coordination meeting
  • Best times to travel
  • Ferry rides
  • WSF spotlight
  • Customer compliment

April 5, 2013 (pdf 38 kb)

  • Reminder: Lopez Terminal Vehicle Closure April 10
  • New at Colman Dock
  • House and Senate transportation budget proposals released
  • Safety management system year-end review
  • Olympic Class ferries progress meeting
  • WSF spotlight
  • Customer compliment

March 29, 2013 (pdf 39 kb)

  • Monday’s missed sailings
  • U.S. Coast Guard meeting
  • FAC executive committee meeting
  • Get to a national monument by way of ferry
  • Reopening of the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route
  • Ferry rides
  • WSF spotlight
  • Customer compliment

March 22, 2013 (pdf 56 kb)

  • Passenger Vessel Association board meeting
  • Lopez terminal: one-day vehicular closure
  • Reminder: spring schedule begins March 24
  • Time lapse video of new ferry Tokitae superstructure
  • Ferry ride
  • 45 year service award
  • Customer compliment
  • WSF spotlight

March 15, 2013 (pdf 52 kb)

  • Walla Walla investigation report
  • WSDOT executives meeting
  • Spring brings more service for state ferry passengers
  • San Juan Islands vehicle reservations system partnership meeting
  • WSDOT eastern region new ferry Sanpoil
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct agency coordination meeting
  • Tribal/state dinner
  • Ferry ride
  • Featured in the WSF spotlight

March 8, 2013 (pdf 48 kb)

  • Farewell to Secretary Hammond; looking ahead
  • Meeting with incoming Transportation Secretary Peterson
  • New transportation package
  • Construction begins on second Olympic Class ferry
  • Featured in the WSF spotlight

 
March 1, 2013 (pdf 49 kb)

  • Rhody sale update
  • Meet ferry employee Bruce Brown
  • Senate Transportation Committee presentation
  • Presentation on liquefied natural gas
  • Meeting with Sen. Cantwell’s office
  • Spring sailing schedule now available
  • Customer compliment

Senate Transportaion Committee presentation (pdf 1.58 mb)

Liquefied Natural Gas presentation (pdf 3.08 mb)

Feb. 15, 2013 (pdf 26 kb)

  • WSDOT/ferry unions meeting
  • Public ferry coalition conference call
  • Lean management training
  • Chetzemoka update
  • Passenger Vessel Association annual conference

 
Feb.  8, 2013 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Vessel service reliability awards
  • Chetzemoka update
  • Legislator briefings
  • Olympic Class ferry construction progress meeting
  • Ferry ride
  • Customer compliment

Feb. 1, 2013 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Liquefied natural gas update 
  • San Juan Islands vehicle reservations system partnership meeting 
  • Legislator briefings 
  • Ferry rides 
  • 40 years of service 
  • Customer compliment

Jan. 25, 2013 (pdf 27 kb)

  • House Transportation Committee presentation
  • Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission presentation
  • Washington State Transportation Commission presentation
  • Legislator briefings
  • Rhododendron sale update

HTC Presentation (pdf 1.37 mb)

SAO Performance Audit Report (pdf 919 kb)


Jan. 18, 2013 (pdf 47 kb)

  • State of transportation presentation
  • Chetzemoka update
  • New director of vessel maintenance, preservation and engineering
  • WSDOT quarterly project review
  • Ferry rides
  • Customer compliment

Jan. 11, 2013 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Next steps in LNG
  • SAO performance audit on vessel construction costs
  • VRS fall survey results
  • JTC meeting
  • WSDOT senior managers meeting
  • Ferry rides

Dec. 21, 2012 (pdf 48 kb)

  • Winter schedule begins Dec. 30
  • Vessel moves
  • B.C. Ferries conference call
  • Secretary Hammond visit
  • Time is running out to gear up!
  • Customer compliment

Dec. 14, 2012 (pdf 124 kb)

  • Ferry service disruptions and vessel moves update
  • WSDOT recognized by WA Clean Cities Coalition
  • Jefferson County Chambers meeting
  • Commission briefing
  • Life Ring Awards Lunch
  • FAC Executive Council meeting
  • Customer compliment

Dec. 7, 2012 (pdf 54 kb)

  • Sealth temporarily removed from service
  • Expect more crew on some ferries
  • Community meetings update
  • Go Somewhere
  • Life Ring Award Lunches
  • Joint Transportation Committee presentation
  • San Juan Islands VRS Partnership meeting
  • WSF embraces the holiday spirit
  • Discounted ferry gear available for a limited time
  • Ferry rides
  • Customer compliment

Nov. 30, 2012 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Congratulations to Captain Ty Anderson and crew of the Tacoma
  • Community meetings update
  • Walla Walla repair update
  • Retired Rhody remains available for purchase
  • Fauntleroy terminal: north tollbooth closure beginning Dec. 3
  • Successful completion of Phase 1 Vehicle Reservations System
  • Are you geared up?
  • Ferry rides

Nov. 16, 2012 (pdf 46 kb)

  • Walla Walla repair update
  • Vessel moves:  Bremerton/Seattle and Edmonds/Kingston
  • Plan ahead for Thanksgiving traffic
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct agency coordination meeting
  • Bremerton community meeting
  • Staff masters meeting
  • Olympic Class ferries:  new names and new photos
  • Customer compliment

Nov. 9, 2012 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Temporarily out of service: 188-car Walla Walla
  • Fauntleroy/Southworth/Vashon Island temporary capacity reduction
  • Vashon Island Community Meeting
  • Edmonds Passenger Overhead Loading Temporary Closure
  • U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection update
  • Safety Pennant Recognition Award for First Quarter
  • New reviews from tripadvisor.com

Oct. 26, 2012 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Ferries honored for successful fuel conservation program
  • Washington State Transportation Commission Ferries Subcommittee meeting
  • San Juan Islands VRS Community Partnership Meeting
  • Governor briefing
  • Orcas terminal reopened to vehicle traffic
  • Bird’s-eye view of ferry service
  • Tactical exercise scheduled for Oct. 29
  • Customer compliment

 
Oct. 19, 2012 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Reminder: Orcas terminal temporary closure to vehicles
  • Visual paging system coming to central Sound ferries this fall
  • Way to go: Kittitas and Puyallup crews to the rescue
  • Customer compliment

Oct. 12, 2012 (pdf 27 kb)

  • Orcas terminal temporary closure to vehicles
  • Hosting the National Transportation Training Directors
  • One-boat service returns to Port Townsend/Coupeville
  • WSDOT quarterly project review
  • Agenda for WSF community meetings available
  • Customer compliment

Oct. 5 2012 (pdf 27 kb)

  • Hosting the American Public Transportation Association
  • Center for Wooden Boats briefing
  • Joint agency executive meeting
  • Society of American Military Engineers briefing
  • Mark your calendar – WSF community meetings
  • Customer compliment

Sept. 28, 2012 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Peak season surcharge ends Sept. 30
  • Joint Transportation Committee tour 
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Taylor 
  • Passenger-only ferry coalition 
  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands: Prepare now for 3.5-day Orcas terminal vehicular closure 
  • Central waterfront committee meeting

Sept. 21, 2012 (pdf 48 kb)

  • Fall schedule begins Sept. 23
  • Biennial 2011-2013 budget proposal
  • Mukilteo/Clinton and Port Townsend/Coupeville: heavy motorcycle traffic on Sept. 23
  • Customer compliment

Sept. 14, 2012 (pdf 68 kb)

  • Ever wonder what a main diesel engine looks like?
  • Anacortes Ferry Terminal tour
  • Drive or sail: comparing cost, time, and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Customer compliment

Sept. 7, 2012 (pdf 48 kb)

  • Green Speed
  • Bring a friend: 2-for-1 walk-on coupons available
  • Olympic Class Ferries progress meeting
  • Visual paging update
  • Vehicle reservations system update
  • Customer compliment

Aug. 31, 2012 (pdf 73 kb)

Aug. 24, 2012 (pdf 47 kb)

  • Congratulations to the crew of the Hyak
  • Plan ahead for Labor Day weekend
  • Secretary Paula Hammond recognized by the American Public Works Association
  • Fare media study update
  • Thanks for celebrating with us
  • Customer compliment

Aug. 17,2012 (pdf 62 kb)

  • Interview on fuel hedging success
  • USDOT Marine Task Force meeting
  • Community marketing update
  • AWV coordination meeting
  • Customer compliment

Aug. 10, 2012 (pdf 45 kb)

  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney B.C. routes – Evergreen State update
  • WSF awarded federal grants
  • Issaquah receives the fleet achievement award
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah staffing
  • Aug 17, M’s vs Twins

Aug. 3, 2012 (pdf 27 kb)

  • Olympic Class ferries update
  • Advertising update
  • Vehicle reservations update
  • Save 40 percent on tickets to the Mariners
  • Fauntleroy terminal maintenance

July 27, 2012 (pdf 27 kb)

  • New store celebrates Seattle and WSF
  • M’s night t-shirt revealed
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville Community Partnership meeting
  • Kent-Meridian Kiwanis Club briefing
  • Terminal maintenance reminder

July 20, 2012 (pdf 48 kb)

  • Washington State Transportation Commission meeting
  • On-time performance update
  • San Juan Islands ranked as a top destination
  • Colman dock customers: Alaskan Way Viaduct closures
  • Do you have your tickets?

 WSTC Presentation (pdf 3,321 kb)


July 13, 2012 (pdf 264 kb)

  • Award recognizes cost savings in ferry-construction program
  • New federal funding for WSF
  • U.S. Second Lady Jill Biden roundtable
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Zukunft
  • Edmonds rail traffic rally
  • Golf on the ferry?
  • Mariners ferry weekend – the countdown is on

June 29, 2012 (pdf 30 kb)

  • New vehicle reservations system update
  • Commemorative magazine caps off 60-year celebration
  • M’s ferry night returns
  • Fuel hedging meeting
  • Customer compliment

June 22, 2012 (pdf 49 kb)

  • ‘Olympic’ selected as name of new class of 144-car ferries
  • New vehicle reservations system update
  • Governor’s Homeland Security Advisors Council
  • Colman dock customers: travel advisory
  • Bainbridge Island customers: changes to U-Park lot
  • Fauntleroy customers: construction begins at the Barton Pump Station
  • Customer compliment

June 15, 2012 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Summer sailing schedule begins Sunday, June 17
  • New vehicle reservations system update
  • Community meetings wrap-up
  • Legislative tour
  • Join WSF in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Springer’s homecoming
  • Customer compliment

June 8, 2012 (pdf 57 kb)

  • New and improved vehicle reservations system
  • Congratulations to Wenatchee “A” Watch
  • Community meetings recap
  • Maritime Historical Society presentation
  • Significant reduction in workplace injuries at WSF
  • New photos this week
  • Customer compliment

May 25, 2012 (pdf 294 kb)

  • Community meetings – mark your calendars!
  • WSDOT Extra Mile Awards
  • Preferred site selected for new Mukilteo ferry terminal
  • North Mason Chamber of Commerce briefing
  • Memorial Day ferry travel
  • American Public Works Association luncheon
  • Ferry tale
  • Customer compliment

May 18, 2012 (pdf 89 kb)

  • Community meetings – mark your calendars!
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth customers – two boat service May 21-22
  • PNW Regional Economics Conference
  • Latest on-time performance data
  • New advertiser on Seattle/Bainbridge route
  • Ferry tale
  • Customer compliment

May 4, 2012 (pdf 79 kb)

  • 144-car ferry progress meeting
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct construction update and new video simulation
  • Island County Tourism Committee meeting
  • Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Project meeting
  • Ferry tales
  • Customer compliment

April 27, 2012 (pdf 201 kb)

  • Second new 144-car ferry in progress
  • Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Project meeting
  • LNG meeting
  • AWV agency coordination meeting
  • VRS partnership meeting
  • Reminder: fare changes begin May 1
  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands customers: Tour De Lopez bicycle event this weekend
  • Mark your calendar: Mariners ferry fan night is back!
  • Customer compliment
  • More ferry tales

April 20, 2012 (pdf 59 kb)

  • WSF environmental practices
  • Colman dock customers: AWV outreach

AWVconstructionbrochureApril20.pdf (pdf 394 kb)
AWV_bikeconstructionbrochureApril20.pdf (pdf 284 kb)

  • Customers of the San Juan Islands: April 28th Tour De Lopez
  • Meeting with City of Edmonds Mayor
  • Central waterfront citizens' committee meeting
  • Meeting with Quebec Minister of Transport
  • Customer compliment
  • More ferry tales 

April 13, 2012 (pdf 141 kb)

  • Colman dock customers: nightly street closures next week
  • Second award for WSF’s visual paging program
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard
  • San Juan Islands customers: Lopez wingwall refurbishment
  • Meeting with the Quebec Minister of Transport
  • Klahowya routine maintenance
  • Customer compliment
  • More ferry tales

April 6, 2012 (pdf 74 kb)

  • Evergreen State Class update
  • Ferry fares to increase in May
  • Colman dock customers: AWV related closures
  • Meeting with passenger-only ferry operators
  • Impressive on-time performance for March
  • Reminder: April 11 public hearing regarding proposed WAC changes
  • Puyallup turbocharger installation
  • Read the latest ferry tales

March 30, 2012 (pdf 116 kb)

  • 144-car ferry milestone
  • 87-car Klahowya returns to Fauntleroy/Southworth/Vashon
  • Opening of the international ferry run
  • WSDOT Extra Mile nomination
  • Department of Homeland Security Tour
  • FAC executive council meeting
  • Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council briefing
  • New York Times: A Trip Across Water, and Time, From Seattle
  • Take a friend on a ferry
  • Latest ferry tale: Like Dorothy landing in Oz

March 23, 2012 (pdf 133 kb)

  • Construction begins on next-generation ferry
  • Spring schedule begins Sunday
  • Colman dock customers: construction advisory
  • Fuel hedging update

March 16, 2012 (pdf 180 kb)

  • Transportation jobs bill
  • Colman dock customers: construction advisories
  • Proposed changes in support of vehicle reservations system
  • Vehicle Reservations System Community Partnership Meeting
  • Colman dock project briefing
  • Way to go: Captain Timothy Koivu and crew members Mark Sauve and Carol Enfield

March 9, 2012 (pdf 250 kb)

  • Legislative session update
  • Colman dock customers: AWV construction update
  • New laser measuring system for vehicles
  • Customer compliment

March 2, 2012 (pdf 101 kb)

  • Vessel moves
  • SMS year-end review
  • Terminal projects update
  • Advertising update
  • Customer compliment
  • Looking ahead at year five

February 24, 2012 (pdf 124 kb)

  • Senate supplemental budget
  • Skagit County Council of Governments meeting
  • Mukilteo Project meetings
  • Extraordinary efforts of the Puyallup crew
  • Construction photos of new 144-car ferry
  • Join Kitsap Regional Library’s book club on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route
  • Reminder: Chilly Hilly bicycle event this Sunday on Bainbridge Island
  • Farewell voyage of Rhododendron
  • Ferry tale: Becoming a “Ferry Person”

February 17, 2012 (pdf 58 kb)

  • Legislative update
  • Chetzemoka incident
  • Life Ring Awards presentation
  • Seattle Terminal Project public meeting
  • Mukilteo Terminal Project tribal meeting and public hearings
  • Construction begins on 144-car ferry
  • Anacortes terminal passenger waiting area improvements
  • Chilly Hilly bicycle event Sunday, Feb. 26, on Bainbridge Island
  • Regular schedule on Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 10, 2012 (pdf 45 kb)

  • Legislative update
  • Department of Homeland Security Visit
  • Meetings and public outreach regarding Seattle Terminal Project
  • Leadership Kitsap Foundation briefing
  • Rhododendron farewell
  • Ferry tale
  • Customer compliment

February 3, 2012 (pdf 43 kb)

  • Passenger Vessel Association Convention
  • Terminal Construction Updates
  • Seattle Terminal Project Public Outreach
  • Ferry Tale
  • Customer Compliment

Foghorn Magazine: "Washington State Ferries Celebrate 60 Years of Service"

January 27, 2012 (pdf 96 kb)

  • Extraordinary efforts of WSF staff
  • Legislative session update
  • Visual paging pilot project recognized
  • Vehicle reservations system partnership meeting
  • WSF an official favorite among tourists
  • Seattle Terminal project update
  • Mukilteo Terminal project update
  • Mukilteo/Clinton route update

January 20, 2012 (pdf 11 kb)

  • Looking ahead at 2012

January 13, 2012 (pdf 46 kb)

  • Governor’s State of the State Address
  • WSDOT presentation to House and Senate Transportation Committees
  • 144-car Yakima update
  • Cross sound passenger ferry roundtable
  • Ferry tales
  • Customer compliment

January 6, 2012 (pdf 45 kb)

  • Looking back at 2011

December 22, 2011 (pdf 45 kb)

  • Winter schedule goes into effect Jan. 1
  • Community celebration for new state ferry Kennewick
  • 202-car Tacoma ferry maintenance
  • More ferry tales
  • Customer compliment

December 16, 2011 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Connecting Washington Task Force
  • Construction alert for Colman dock (Seattle) customers
  • Visual paging project helps more than just ferry customers
  • Vehicle reservations system partnership meeting
  • Photos from WSF’s annual AFECT cruise
  • Customer compliment
  • More ferry tales

December 9, 2011 (pdf 51 kb)

  • Washington state ferries win national award
  • New tool puts ferry ETA just a click away
  • Community meetings wrap-up
  • Remarkable on-time performance
  • WSF featured in Passenger Ship Technology
  • FAC Executive Council Meeting
  • Senate Transportation Committee presentations
  • Fauntleroy terminal construction completed
  • Get into the holiday spirit – WSF’s annual AFECT cruise

Ferries Fuel Hedging Presentation (pdf 588 kb)

Passenger Ship Technology Winter Ferry Digest (pdf 537 kb)



December 2, 2011
 (pdf 52 kb)

  • Commission survey results – good news for state ferries
  • Connecting Washington Task Force update
  • Colman dock construction activities
  • WSF nominated for Significant Boats of 2011 award
  • Southworth terminal construction completed
  • Community meetings update
  • Ferry Tale: Sometimes missing the boat ain’t so bad
  • Customer compliments

November 18, 2011 (pdf 49 kb)

  • Community meetings recap
  • Cascadia Legislative Transportation Institute
    View presentation (pdf 1.1 MB)
  • Commission survey on WSF
  • Colman dock sidewalk reopens next week
  • Detour this weekend at Edmonds Terminal
  • 202-car Puyallup in dry-dock
  • Holidays are around the corner – gear up!
  • Sharing your ferry tales

November 10, 2011 (pdf 46 kb)

  • Community meetings start next week
  • October on time performance data
  • Interagency coordination meeting
  • Giving thanks at Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility
  • Meeting with Tulalip Tribes
  • Customer compliment

November 4, 2011 (pdf 53 kb)

  • 64-car Kennewick joins state fleet early
  • Construction to start on new 144-car ferry
  • WSF tour with Senator King
  • Vehicle reservation system partnership meeting
  • Colman dock slip 3 overhead loading construction update
  • Update: Colman dock sidewalk closure
  • Customer compliment

October 28, 2011 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Good news: ridership up and fare revenue up
  • Roundtable recap: How will we pay for our ferry system?
  • Bainbridge Island/Seattle: construction notification
  • Colman Dock (Seattle Terminal): sidewalk closure
  • Kingston/Edmonds: railroad construction
  • Meeting with Kitsap County Commissioner
  • Briefing to Federal Way Kiwanis
  • Updated Fall community meetings schedule
  • Quick thinking by terminal employee Don White

 
October 21, 2011 (pdf 50 kb)

  • Presentation to Washington State Transportation Commission
  • Presentation to Joint Transportation Committee
  • Fall community meetings
  • 2011 Tourism Summit
  • 64-car ferry progress meeting
  • Roundtable: How will we pay for our ferry system?
  • Sharing your ferry tales
  • Customer compliment

WSDOT Ferries Marketing Program (pdf 401 kb)

Ferries Fuel Hedging Update (pdf 408 kb)

Cost Savings Changes for the 144-Auto Class Ferry (pdf 339 kb)



October 14, 2011  (pdf 50 kb)

  • Ferries gears up after 60 years
  • Kennewick sea trials
  • New WSF home page feature
  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands service update
  • Interferry appointment and conference
  • First meeting of the MTSNAC
  • Connecting Washington Task Force meeting
  • Anacortes terminal preservation
  • Sharing your ferry tales

September 30, 2011 (pdf 38 kb)

  • TVW documentary: Staying Afloat: Challenges Facing WSF
  • Interferry appointment and conference
  • First meeting of the MTSNAC
  • Mukilteo terminal project briefing
  • Edmonds terminal dolphin replacement completed
  • Reminder: Oct. 1 fare changes
  • Customer compliment

September 23, 2011 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard
  • HistoryLink partnership
  • WSF on-time performance
  • Mukilteo project briefing
  • WSF featured in New York Times
  • FAC executive council briefing
  • Once upon a time…
  • Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally this Sunday
  • View progress on terminal construction

September 16, 2011 (pdf 38 kb)

  • Autumn brings fare and schedule changes for ferry travelers
  • Non farebox revenue – advertising update
  • WSDOT senior managers meeting
  • Need a reason to visit Port Townsend?
  • Go team ESPN
  • View progress on terminal projects
  • Customer compliments

 
September 9, 2011 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Fuel hedging committee
  • Ferries Conference
  • Connecting Washington Task Force
  • View progress on terminal projects

September 2, 2011 (pdf 36 kb)

  • Plan ahead for Labor Day weekend travel
  • Potential benefits of LNG for the ferry system
  • Discounted ferry passenger coupons available in the Chinook Book
  • Calling all boat enthusiasts
  • Anacortes terminal roof replacement
  • Vashon terminal slip 1 repair completed
  • Thanks for making the Seattle Mariners ferry fan night a success
  • Customer compliment

LNG Fuel Application Seminars WSF Presentation (pdf 982 kb) 


August 26, 2011 (pdf 47 kb)

  • Two boat service returned to Port Townsend/Coupeville today
  • Trailer springs leak, WSF crews spring into action at Point Defiance
  • Ferry fares: Commission adopts proposal
  • MTSNAC appointment
  • Have you ever walked about Langley?
  • Briefing to the Bainbridge Island Oatmeal Breakfast Club
  • Safety improvements planned for Friday Harbor ferry terminal
  • Hope to see you at the Seattle Mariners game tonight

August 19, 2011 (pdf 38 kb)

  • Chetzemoka stays in service during busy summer weekends
  • On-time performance improvements
  • Welcome to the Whale Trail
  • New stories on the WSF blog
  • WSDOT Keller ferry
  • Fuel hedging update
  • Last chance! Discount tickets still available for WSF night at the Seattle Mariners
  • Customer compliment

 
August 12, 2011 (pdf 32 kb)

  • New vessel construction progress meeting
  • Chetzemoka keel cooler update
  • Coordination meeting with Alaskan Way Viaduct Project
  • Customer convenience update
  • Discount tickets still available for WSF night at the Seattle Mariners

August 5, 2011 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Federal grant opportunities
  • Colman Dock and Seattle waterfront planning
  • National Transportation Advisory Council appointment
  • Discount tickets still available for Mariners night
  • Ferry served community marketing update
  • International friends visit WSF
  • Customer compliment


July 29, 2011 (pdf 41 kb)

  • Not just ferry workers; life savers
  • Commission public meetings on ferry fares
  • Celebrate with the Seattle Mariners at WSF night
  • Vessels and terminals recognized for commitment to safety
  • WSF performance measures – GMAP presentation
  • Preparing for 2012: Connecting Washington Task Force holds first meeting
  • Activities not to miss in our ferry-served communities
  • WSF wins 2011 Excellence in Design Award
  • Update on non-farebox revenue
  • Ferry workers excel during peak season travel

July 15, 2011 (pdf 24 kb)

  • U.S. Coast Guard transfer of command
  • Fauntleroy terminal traffic impacts starting Sunday, July 17
  • Tacoma returns to service
  • Central waterfront meetings

July 8, 2011 (pdf 27 kb)

  • Kennewick construction progress meeting
  • Gov. Gregoire announces appointments to Connecting Washington Task Force
  • Reminder: San Juan Islands fall 2011 sailing schedule proposal
  • Ferry customer night at Mariners: discount tickets still available
  • Customer compliment

July 1, 2011 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Salish begins service today!
  • Salish community celebration
  • Fourth of July weekend travel
  • Check out the new look of our home page
  • 2011 fare proposal
    WSF 2011 Fare Proposal Presentation (pdf 309 kb)
  • San Juan Islands fall 2011 sailing schedule proposal
  • Customer compliment

June 24, 2011 (pdf 33 kb)

  • New ferry Salish updates
  • Baseball anyone?
  • Jefferson County Commissioners briefing
  • Eagle Harbor maintenance service awards
  • Mukilteo Multimodal Project tribal meeting
  • Plan for heavy traffic near Seattle terminal Saturday
  • Customer compliment
  • See what else is new at WSF

June 17, 2011 (pdf 29 kb)

  • New ferry Salish community celebration
  • WSDOT honors employees for ferries’ flawless service records
  • Summer sailing schedule begins June 19
  • Introducing WSF’s 60th anniversary logo
  • Meeting with Congressman Jay Inslee’s office
  • Kingston and Whidbey Island community meetings
  • Commission subcommittee meeting

June 10, 2011 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Salish sea trials continue
  • State ferries celebrate 60 years of crew safety
  • Plan ahead: summer schedule “best travel times” data available
  • Olympia Rotary Club briefing
  • Bremerton, Anacortes and San Juan Islands community meetings
  • Governor bill signing
  • Centennial Accord meeting

June 3, 2011 (pdf 29 kb)

  • WSF turns 60: great service, great staff
  • Vashon and Bainbridge islands community meetings
  • New employee briefing
  • LNG fuel concept
  • Customer compliment

May 27,2011 (pdf 32 kb)

  • WSF’s progress over the last year
  • 64-car Kennewick Christening
  • Community meetings start next week – Vashon and Bainbridge Islands
  • Vessel service reliability awards
  • WSF coordinates with Google
  • Plan ahead for Memorial Day weekend travel
  • University of Washington Commencement
  • Customer compliment

 
May 20, 2011 (pdf 32 kb)

  • WSF welcomes new 64-car ferry to its fleet
  • Transportation budget
  • WSF partners with the Department of Homeland Security on national campaign
  • Legislative report on ferry system
  • Central Waterfront Planning presentation
  • Commission Meeting
  • Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Club briefing
  • WSF accepts Commuter Challenge Diamond Award

May 6, 2011 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Final testing needed on 64-car ferry
  • Save the date: June community meetings
  • Puyallup sees fuel savings
  • Get to know WSF passenger ticket seller Jeani High
  • Anacortes terminal overhead loading temporary closure
  • Yakima paint job
  • Customer compliment

April 29, 2011 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Salish passes sea trials
  • Customer service training
  • Vessel moves this weekend
  • FAC executive council
  • Mukilteo terminal: testing of new signalized intersection
  • Summer schedule follow-up: San Juan Islands and Edmonds/Kingston
  • Reminder: peak season surcharge begins May 1
  • Plan ahead: Tour de Lopez bicycle event
  • Customer compliment

April 22, 2011 (pdf 24 kb)

  • Central waterfront meeting
  • Propeller Club presentation
  • MM&P and IBU meetings
  • Anacortes terminal pavement striping complete
  • Do you know Bremerton?

Propeller Club presentation - April 20, 2011 (pdf 346 kb)


April 15, 2011 (pdf 29 kb)

  • New ferry Salish begins sea trials
  • WSF wins at rideshare
  • Your feedback on the Edmonds/Kingston Saturday summer sailing options
  • Peak season surcharge begins May 1
  • Port of Everett Commission meeting
  • Bremerton ferry terminal slip closed for seismic upgrades April 18-May12
  • Mariner fans, anyone?

April 8, 2011 (pdf 28kb)

  • New customer service: visual paging pilot project launched
  • Postponed: Edmonds ferry terminal trestle paving
  • New vessels update
  • Reminder: feedback needed on the Edmonds/Kingston Saturday sailing option
  • Customer compliment

 
April 1, 2011 (pdf 42 kb)

  • New tool highlights the best time to catch a ferry 
  • Good news for customers of Mukilteo/Clinton 
  • Reopening of Sidney, B.C. ferry terminal 
  • New web advertiser 
  • WSF employees demonstrate they are part of the solution 
  • Looking good, Chelan 
  • Feedback needed: Edmonds/Kingston Saturday sailing option 
  • Anacortes ferry terminal overhead loading preservation 
  • Colman dock wingwall repairs 
  • Edmonds ferry terminal trestle paving

March 25, 2011 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Way To Go, Kittitas
  • Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 27
  • Plan Ahead: Mukilteo Terminal Temporary Closure
  • WTS Celebrates Secretary Hammond
  • Presentation to Transportation Commission
  • Customer Compliment

Presentations to Transportation Commission - March 23, 2011

March 18, 2011 (pdf 29 kb)

  • WSF’s First Female Staff Chief Engineer
  • New Advertising Campaign
  • Mukilteo Terminal Temporary Closure
  • Mukilteo Pavement Work
  • WSF in the News
  • Safety Management System Review

March 11, 2011 (pdf 27 kb) 

  • Join the WSF Blog
  • Salish Construction Update
  • Vehicle Reservations Update
  • Revised Sailing Schedule During Mukilteo Terminal Closure
  • Construction Update: New Port Townsend and Coupeville Tollbooths

March 4, 2011 (pdf 28 kb)

February 25, 2011 (pdf 26 kb)

  • Mukilteo Terminal Temporary Closure Outreach
  • Construction of New Port Townsend and Coupeville Tollbooths
  • Meetings with Bargaining Units
  • Reminder: Chilly Hilly this Sunday

February 18, 2011 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Mukilteo Terminal Temporary Closure Outreach
  • Presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee
  • Sale of Passenger-Only Ferries
  • Meeting on Alternative Fuels for Vessels
  • Seattle Waterfront Meeting

 
February 11, 2011 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Outstanding Weekend Rescue
  • Passenger Vessel Association Convention
  • Plan Ahead for Chilly Hilly Bike Traffic
  • Steilacoom II Returns Home to Pierce County
  • Discussions Resume with Bargaining Units
  • Ferry Customer Compliment

February 4, 2011 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Preservation of Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Begins This Week
  • Kwa-di Tabil Class Ferries Progress Meeting
  • WSF Film Shoots
  • Presentation to the House Transportation Committee
  • Customer Compliments

January 28, 2011 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Temporary Closure of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and Alternate Service between Edmonds and Clinton
  • Hyak Paint Job Complete
  • Keller Ferry: New Addition to 5-1-1
  • Meeting with Governor and Representatives of Ferry-Served Counties
  • Update on Water Dispensers at WSF Headquarters Building

January 21, 2011 (pdf 32 kb)

  • WSF Senior Managers Brown Bag
  • 2010 Ridership Statistics Available
  • Briefings with New Transportation Committee Members Continue
  • Presentation to the Commission
  • Meeting with the U.S. Coast Guard
  • WSDOT Senior Managers Meeting
  • Customer Compliment

 
January 14, 2011 (pdf 28 kb)

  • State of Transportation Presentation to HTC and STC
  • Presentation to HTC on the Ferry System Funding Problem
  • Briefings with New Transportation Committee Legislators
  • Meeting with Ferry District Legislators

Secretary Paula Hammond's presentations to the HTC and STC:

State of Transportation HTC Jan 10  (pdf 2.71 mb)
State of Transportation STC Jan11 (pdf 1.87 mb)
Senate State of Transportation Part 2 Jan 13 (pdf 1.70 mb)


Assistant Secretary David Moseley's presentation to the HTC (pdf 468 kb)

Handouts for Jan. 14 meeting with ferry district legislators:
Ferries Operating Costs (pdf 103 kb)
Map of WSF Service Reductions Jan 16 showing reductions and savings (pdf 133 kb)
Proposed service reductions detail (pdf 97 kb)
Service Reduction Principles (pdf 72 kb)
Sidney FY10 Monthly Revenue Ridership Charts (pdf 65 kb)
Summary of 2011-13 biennium reductions (pdf 90 kb)
WSF Service Reduction Proposals 2011-13 biennium detail by route vessel class and hrs of service (pdf 646 kb)


January 7, 2011 (pdf 46 kb)

  • Gov. Gregoire’s Proposal for a Regional Ferry District
  • End of Year Statistics for 2010
  • New Right-Hand Turn Lane at the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
  • WSF Welcomes Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau to the Web
  • New Ferry Salish Christening

December 22, 2010 Special Notice
The State Attorney General's Office has advised that WSF has the legal authority to move forward to implement a 2.5 percent across-the-board fare increase on Jan. 1, 2011, as approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission.  Voter-approved initiative 1053 does not affect this fare increase because the fare increase was officially filed before the effective date of the initiative.
Read the memo from the Attorney General's Office
 (pdf 211 kb)

December 17, 2010 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Community Meetings Wrap Up
  • Governor’s Proposed Budget 
  • Ferry Sailing Schedule Update 
  • Fare Increase on Jan. 1 
  • Presentation to Washington State Transportation Commission 
  • 2010 Advertising Revenues

December 10, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Community Meetings Update
  • House and Senate Transportation Committee Meetings
  • Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Multimodal Project Tribal Coordination Meeting
  • Red Cross Honors Kingston D Watch
  • WSF Reduces Emissions
  • AFECT Holiday Cruise

December 3, 2010 (pdf 37 kb)

  • Kittitas Returned to Service
  • Community Meetings Update
  • Progress Meeting on Kwa-di Tabil Class Ferries
  • Chetzemoka Performance Update
  • PVA Expert Panel Report on WSF Governance
  • Customer Compliment

November 19, 2010 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Chetzemoka Inaugural Sailing
  • Chetzemoka Service Update
  • Kingston Community Meeting
  • WSDOT Response and Action Plan to the PVA Expert Panel Report
  • Commission Votes to Increase Ferry Fares

November 12, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Chetzemoka Inaugural Sailing
  • Community Meetings Kick-Off
  • Customer Compliment

November 5, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Kwa-di Tabil Class Ferries Progress Meeting
  • Reminder: WSF Community Meetings Start Next Week in Anacortes
  • WSF Proposed Budget Reduction Options

October 29, 2010 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Community Meetings
  • State Transportation Commission Issues Ferry Fare Proposal
  • Chetzemoka Ferry Update
  • Meeting with Bremerton Contingent

October 22, 2010 (pdf 32 kb)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Presentation
  • Washington State Transportation Commission Presentation
  • Capacity Restored on Mukilteo/Clinton and San Juan Inter-Island Routes
  • Customer Feedback

October 15, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Presentations to the Joint Transportation Committee
  • New Vessel Construction Milestone Reached: Kennewick Keel Laying
  • Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Project Scoping Meetings: Two New Meetings Added
  • Washington Tribal-State Transportation Conference
  • First Temporary Layoff Day

October 8, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Chetzemoka Inaugural Sailing Set for Sun., Nov. 14
  • Presentation at Interferry Conference
  • Reminder: Mukilteo Project Scoping Meetings
  • Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility Preservation Nearly Complete
  • WSF Budget Cuts
  • WSF Offices to Close Mon., Oct 11 for Temporary Layoff Day

October 1, 2010 (pdf 27 kb)

  • WSF crews continue sea trials and training on the Chetzemoka
  • Meeting with Rep. Nelson and Vashon Island community members
  • Upcoming Mukilteo Public Scoping Meetings

September 24, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • WSF crews begin sea trials and training on the Chetzemoka
  • Green Pacific Conference
  • Problem discovered, addressed in drinking water at Ferries headquarters building
  • Motorcycle traffic for Oyster Run may cause delays
  • Salish scheduled to be rolled out of construction hall
  • Advertising update

September 17, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • WSF Takes Delivery of Chetzemoka
  • Vashon Terminal Construction Update
  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands Winter Schedule Proposal
  • Meeting with the Executive Director of the Port of Everett
  • WSF Introduces New Program – Attended Care for Groups
  • Plan Ahead for Travel Sept. 24-26

September 10, 2010 (pdf 36 kb)

  • Chetzemoka Update
  • Ferry employees save passenger’s life
  • Area Maritime Security Committee
  • PVA WSF Expert Panel Report
  • Temporary Capacity Reduction on Inter-island Sailings

August 27, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Plan Ahead for Labor Day Weekend
  • U.S. Coast Guard Ceremony
  • FAC Executive Council Meeting
  • University District Rotary Club Briefing 

August 20, 2010 (pdf 34 kb)

  • New Ferry Chetzemoka Update
  • Renaming the Keystone Ferry Terminal
  • Vashon Island Trestle Paving Starts Sept. 7
  • Sound Transit Groundbreaking at Edmonds Station

August 13, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • New Ferry Chetzemoka Update
  • Edmonds/Kingston Service Disruption
  • Vehicle Reservations Planning Update
  • Seattle/Bremerton Temporary Capacity Reduction
  • Meeting with NCDOT

August 6, 2010 (pdf 35 kb)

  • New Deputy Chief appointed
  • Inaugural sailing of Chetzemoka postponed; new sea trials set
  • Ferries Division generators
  • First female Captain retires from WSF
  • Stranded boaters rescued by Steilacoom II crew
  • Advertising update
  • Meeting with the Seattle Department of Transportation

July 23, 2010 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Recent media coverage
  • Customer compliment
  • San Juan Islands Fall Schedule Available
  • PVA National Expert Review Panel

 July 16, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Meeting with Representatives Rolfes and Liias
  • Washington State Transportation Commission Meetings
  • Interviewing for Deputy Director of Operations and Construction
  • Everett Shipyard Tour

July 9, 2010 (pdf 26 kb)

  • PVA National Expert Review Panel Conference Call
  • Washington State Information Services Board Meeting
  • Meeting with U.S. Senator Murray’s Office

July 2, 2010 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Inaugural sailing of new ferry Chetzemoka set for August 29
  • Progress Meeting with Todd Pacific Shipyards
  • Advertising update
  • Record Fourth of July ferry travel expected on Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. routes
  • Update on proposed schedule options for Anacortes/San Juan Islands/ Sidney B.C.
  • Edmonds/Kingston schedule reliability improvements

June 25, 2010 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Ferries Reform
  • Governor Gregoire Announces Plan to Transform Washington’s Budget
  • Chetzemoka Marine Evacuation System Test
  • 144-car Yakima Gets Some Much Needed Paint
  • Washington State Transportation Commission Meeting
  • Plan Ahead for July Fourth Weekend
  • Comment Reminder: Proposed Schedule Options for Anacortes/San Juan Islands/ Sidney B.C.


June 18, 2010 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Summer Sailing Schedule
  • Input Needed: Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney B.C. routes
  • USCG Public Service Awards
  • Quarterly All Unions Meeting
  • FAC Executive Council
  • WSF Management Quarterly Projects Review

June 11, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Appreciation for the Quick Return of the Wenatchee
  • Mukilteo Tank Farm Meeting
  • PVA Expert Review Panel Meeting
  • Commission Subcommittee Meeting
  • Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project Workshop
  • Advertising Update

June 4, 2010 (pdf 26 kb)

  • WSF Employee Service Awards
  • Tacoma News Tribune Editorial Board
  • Progress of the 64-car Chetzemoka ferry

May 28, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Community Meetings Wrap Up
  • Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Capacity increased between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands for Memorial Day weekend
  • Marine Rescue Exercise
  • Vehicle Reservations Planning Update

David Moseley Message for May 21, 2010 (pdf 33 kb)

May 14, 2010 (pdf 38 kb)

  • Community Meetings
  • Summer Schedule
  • Meeting with Lummi Nation Business Council and Samish Tribe
  • Expert Review Panel
  • Advertising Update
  • Customer Compliment

May 7, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Community meetings
  • Plan ahead for Sunday, May 9
  • Recent media coverage
  • Monthly progress meeting with Todd Pacific Shipyards
  • Meeting with Vashon Island School District Superintendent

April 30, 2010 (35 kb)

  • Community Meeting Schedule
  • Skagit/Island Counties RTPO
  • WSF Peak Season Begins May 1
  • Lummi Nation Meeting
  • Everett Shipyard Tour
  • Commission Ferry User Survey Update
  • Wenatchee Investigation Summary

April 23, 2010 (26 kb)

  • Gov. Gregoire congratulates Port Townsend students for submitting winning vessel class name
  • May Community Meeting Schedule
  • Meetings in Washington, D.C. to promote the U.S. Ferry Systems Investment Act
  • WSDOT commemorates construction of second new ferry

April 16, 2010 (31 kb)

  • National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
  • May Community Meeting Schedule
  • Passenger-Only Ferry Sale Status
  • Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council Meeting
  • Meeting with Stillaguamish Tribe
  • Vehicle Reservations Planning

April 2, 2010  (pdf 30 kb)

  • Chetzemoka Moves North
  • Divers in Distress Rescued by Spokane Crew
  • May Community Meeting Schedule
  • WSF Employee Travel Time and Mileage
  • Yakima Towed to Lake Union Drydock Company
  • Coordination Meeting with Viaduct Project

 
March 26, 2010 (pdf 21 kb)

  • Spring Schedule Begins Sunday
  • New Safety Systems Manager
  • Texas DOT
  • WSDOT Quarterly Project Review
  • Meeting on Kingston Traffic and Circulation Issues
  • Commission Ferry User Survey

March 19, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • WSF Monthly Passes Now Available at the Tollbooth
  • E-mail Alert Improvements
  • Meeting with USCG Captain Englebert
  • Meetings with Suquamish and Swinomish Tribes
  • Update on the Proposed Edmonds/Kingston Summer Schedule

March 12, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Seattle/Bremerton, Point Defiance/Tahlequah Service Disruption
  • Legislative Session Update
  • Meeting with Port of Kingston
  • Edmonds/Kingston Summer Schedule Proposal
  • Commission Seeks Proposals for Next New Ferry
  • Vessel Watch for Mobile Devices

March 5, 2010 (pdf 25 kb)

  • Vessel Watch Web page Featured
  • Commission Ferry Rider Survey
  • New Vessel Construction Update
  • House and Senate Transportation Committees Testimony

February 26, 2010 (pdf 26 kb)

  • Senate and House Transportation Committee Budgets
  • Chelan topside paint job
  • SWAT Team exercise aboard Hyak
  • Port Security Grant Program Meeting
  • Mukilteo Project debrief with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Chilly Hilly bicycle event on Bainbridge Island

February 19, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Anacortes-Sidney, B.C. Reservations Now Available
  • Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council Meeting
  • Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Senate Transportation Committee Testimony
  • Meeting with the Washington State Transportation Commission
  • Customer Compliment

February 12, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Video of the 64-car Chetzemoka construction progress
  • New vessel watch Web page launched
  • House and Senate Transportation Committees
  • Congratulations to WSF Capt. Bryan Hanley
  • Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Project Agency and Tribal Scoping Meeting
  • Customer Compliment

February 5, 2010 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) Ferry Customer Survey
  • Capacity restored at Point Defiance/Tahlequah
  • Senate Transportation Committee Testimony
  • Meeting with Federal Transit Administration Deputy Administrator
  • Internal WSF on-time performance workgroup
  • Customer compliment

January 29, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Presentations to the Senate Transportation Committee
  • Meeting with Rep. Liias
  • 64-car Chetzemoka Construction Update
  • 144-Car Ferries Update

January 22, 2010 (pdf 29 kb)

  • 2009 Ridership Stats
  • WSDOT Senior Managers Meeting
  • WA State Transportation Commission Presentation
  • Kudos to WSF Employee

January 15, 2010 (pdf 39 kb)

  • Sealth Returns to Service Today
  • Regular Schedule on Monday, January 18
  • Progress on the 64-car Chetzemoka
  • Final Vehicle Reservations Predesign Study Available
  • Briefing with U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s staff and THUD
  • Secretary Hammond’s State of Transportation Presentation
  • Meeting with Area Maritime Security Council
  • Senate and House Transportation Committee Meetings
  • New Vessel Classification Name

January 8, 2010 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Sealth Temporarily Out of Service
  • Port Townsend/Keystone Weekend Closure Reminder
  • Joint Transportation Committee Presentation
  • Edmonds City Council Briefing  
  • Customer Compliment

End of Year Letter  (pdf 26 kb)


December 11, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Winter Schedule Begins Sunday, Jan. 3
  • AFECT Holiday Cruise
  • Final Meeting of the Edmonds/Kingston Partnership
  • Legislative Tour of 64-car Chetzemoka
  • Monthly Progress Meeting with Todd Pacific Shipyards
  • Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility Tour
  • Customer Compliment

 
December 4, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • San Juan County Council Briefing
  • Port Orchard Rotary Club Briefing
  • Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Briefing
  • Bainbridge Island Terminal Curb Ramp Installation
  • 64-car Ferry Class Naming Contest
  • Customer Compliment

November 20, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Community Meeting Wrap Up
  • Bremerton Chamber of Commerce
  • ORCA Card Update
  • Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
  • Congratulations Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility

November 13, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Seattle/Bremerton and Seattle/Bainbridge Service Disruption
  • Site Visit to Vashon Island Dolphin Replacement Construction
  • Southworth/Vashon/Fauntleroy Temporary Capacity Reduction
  • Community Meetings Recap
  • Edmonds/Kingston Partnership Meeting
  • Port Townsend/Keystone January weekend route closure
  • Quarterly All Unions Meeting

November 06, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone Ferry Service Disruption
  • Meeting with Advertising Firm
  • Community Meetings Recap
  • Customer Compliment

October 30, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone Ferry Service Disruption
  • Kingston/Edmonds Partnership Meeting
  • Community Meetings Begin Next Week
  • Vashon Island Terminal Dolphin Replacement Project
  • Customer Compliment


October 23, 2009 (pdf 27 kb)

  • First new 64-car ferry named Chetzemoka
  • Monthly meeting with U.S. Coast Guard
  • WSTC Subcommittee Meeting
  • WSF Managers Meeting

October 16, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Contract awarded for 64-car ferries
  • Music at Colman Dock
  • Edmonds/Kingston Partnership
  • Ferry ridership stats
  • Customer Compliment

October 9, 2009 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Save the date! November Community Meetings Schedule
  • 64-Car Ferries Bid Opening
  • FASPAA Meeting
  • Customer Compliment
  • 64-Car Ferry Progress Meeting
  • WSF Quarterly Project Review


October 2, 2009 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Presentation to the Joint Transportation Committee
  • Edmonds/Kingston Partnership Meeting
  • Presentation to the House and Senate Transportation Committees
  • Customer Compliments
  • Live Music Coming to Seattle/Bainbridge Route
  • WSF Web Site Update

September 25, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Governor’s tour of 64-car ferry progress
  • Monthly meeting with U.S. Coast Guard
  • New advertising campaigns
  • Fall schedule begins September 27
  • Customer Compliment
  • Washington State Patrol/WSDOT annual meeting

September 18, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Recent delayed sailings
  • ORCA media event
  • Passenger-only ferry service changes
  • WSDOT senior managers meeting
  • South Whidbey Kiwanis meeting

September 11, 2009 (pdf 28 kb)

  • Joint Transportation Committee Meeting
  • Edmonds/Kingston Partnership Meeting
  • Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council Meeting
  • Customer Compliment

September 4, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Full service restored on Bremerton/Seattle route; Wenatchee back in service
  • Agreement with unions on U.S. Coast Guard crew endurance requirements
  • Fog, ferries, and September
  • Ferry service on Labor Day
  • Customer compliment

August 28, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Art Installation
  • 64-car ferry progress photos
  • Safety Stand Down
  • Meeting with the Regional FTA Director
  • Human Resources Director Retires
  • July 2009 Ferry Stats

August 21, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Life Ring Award
  • U.S. Coast Guard Meeting
  • Meeting with San Juan County and Friday Harbor Councilmembers
  • Edmonds/Kingston Partnership Meeting
  • Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce

August 14, 2009 (pdf 26 kb)

  • More new ferries in the works
  • Vehicle reservations pre-design repot
  • Bon voyage to the Steel Electric ferries

July 31, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Letter of appreciation
  • Visit to Nichols Brothers shipyard
  • Public forum on USCG crew endurance requirements
  • Farewell to the Steel Electric ferries

July 17, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Letter of appreciation
  • Update on USCG crew endurance requirements
  • Edmonds/Kingston Partnership Meeting
  • Meetings with tribal leaders

July 10, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Looking ahead
  • 64-Car Ferry Progress
  • Meeting with Suquamish Council
  • U.S. Sen. Murray and Rep. Larsen Press Event
  • Bremerton Tunnel Opening Event
  • FAC Executive Council

June 26, 2009 (pdf 27 kb)

  • Meeting with the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors
  • 64-auto ferry pre-bid conference
  • WSF long-range plan update
  • WSTC Subcommittee meeting
  • WSF managers meeting

June 19, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone Community Meeting
  • Temporary Reduction of Ferry Capacity in the San Juan Islands
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Mukilteo Tank Farm Land Transfer
  • Ferry Weather Update
  • Update on USCG Crew Endurance Requirements
  • Recognizing the Efforts of WSF Employees

June 12, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Recap of this week’s community meetings
  • Annual Staff Masters Meeting
  • Federal funding update
  • Ferry Weather Web site
  • Update on the sale of the Steel Electric ferries

June 5, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • New employee orientation
  • Recap of community meetings
  • Update on passenger-only service transition to King County Ferry District
  • Update on USCG crew endurance requirements
  • Hood Canal Bridge opens

May 22, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend
  • U.S. Coast Guard Meeting
  • Snohomish County Committee for Improved Transportation
  • Edmonds City Council Meeting
  • Additional Vehicle Holding at Mukilteo
  • June Public Meetings
  • 2009 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management

May 15, 2009 (pdf 26 kb)

  • Kitsap County Commissioners Meeting
  • Accessibility Tour of Fauntleroy Facilities
  • Gov. Gregoire Signs Transportation Budget

May 8, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Mark your calendars: June public meeting schedule
  • Meeting with Bainbridge Island Mayor
  • WSTC Subcommittee
  • Staff Chief Engineers Annual Meeting
  • FAC Executive Council
  • 64-car ferry progress meeting

May 1, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Mukilteo City and Everett Port Commission Meeting
  • Murray Press Conference/Reauthorization Bill
  • Meetings with Federal Legislators
  • Hood Canal Bridge closed – make vehicle reservations now!
  • Seattle/Bainbridge Island Feature

April 27, 2009 (pdf 21 kb)

  • 2009 Legislative Session Overview

April 24, 2009 (pdf 28 kb)

  • Preparing for Washington, D.C. meetings
  • Gearing up for summer: peak season surcharge begins May 1
  • JTC meeting
  • Steel Electric vessels update
  • Update on federal stimulus funding

April 17, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Meeting with U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s representatives
  • Port Townsend/Keystone Vehicle Reservations: Make them early!
  • Post Legislative session strategic team
  • Meeting regarding the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
  • Port of Anacortes meeting
  • Gearing up for the ORCA Smart Card Launch on April 20

April 10, 2009 (pdf 28 kb)

  • Elwha returns to service
  • Crews’ rapid repair of Klahowya
  • Federal stimulus projects

April 3, 2009 (pdf 26 kb)

  • Legislative Session Update
  • Update on Steel Electric Vessels Sale
  • WSF and Todd Pacific Shipyards Coordination Meeting
  • Senate Transportation Committee

March 27, 2009 (pdf 25 kb)

  • Senate Transportation Committee Budget
  • Elwha status
  • Meeting with US Government Accountability Office
  • Meeting with community representatives

March 20, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Applause for WSF vessel crews
  • WSF Captain Ty Anderson
  • Tacoma Propeller Club
  • WSF federal stimulus projects
  • House and Senate Transportation Committee meetings

March 13, 2009 (pdf 26 kb)

  • Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce
  • King County Ferry District meeting
  • Society of Port Engineers
  • WSTC Subcommittee meeting
  • Quarterly all bargaining units meeting

March 6, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Reflecting on the past year
  • South Whidbey Island community meeting
  • Senate and House Transportation Committees Presentation
  • Meeting with Port of Everett
  • Meeting with bargaining units

February 27, 2009 (pdf 24 kb)

  • Kitsap Sun editorial board
  • Rhododendron’s return to service delayed
  • JTC staff workgroup
  • FTA meeting
  • WSF managers meeting
  • South Whidbey Island community meeting

February 20, 2009 (pdf 29 kb)

  • HTC meeting
  • WSTC meeting
  • Legislator meetings
  • Ferry communities rally
  • Editorial boards

February 13, 2009 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone auto ferry service resumes
  • Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council meeting
  • Government reform proposal and Ferry Advisory Committees
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah service disruption
  • Meetings with State Legislators
  • Ferries on normal schedule Presidents’ Day

February 6, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Governor’s Press Conference
  • House and Senate Transportation Committees
  • WSTC Subcommittee
  • Fare Collection Changes
  • Meetings with State Legislators

January 31, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Revised Draft Long-Range Plan Now Available
  • Meetings with State Legislators
  • Meeting with the Mayor of Edmonds

January 23, 2009 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Public comment period extended on draft long-range plan through Jan. 26
  • Meeting with Todd Pacific Shipyards
  • 2009 Washington State Legislative session update
  • Passenger-only service on Port Townsend/Keystone route to continue through mid-February

January 16, 2009 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Draft Long-Range Plan Public Hearings
  • 2009 Washington State Legislative Session
  • Sale of Passenger-Only Ferries
  • Meeting with Snohomish County Council Member
  • Monthly meeting with U.S. Coast Guard Captain

January 9, 2009 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Draft Long-Range Plan Public Hearings
  • JTC Meeting
  • Kitsap Realtors Briefing
  • System-wide service adjustments
  • ORCA Launch Workshop
  • Winter Weather Update

December 19, 2008 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Draft Long-Range Plan Released for Public Comment

December 12, 2008 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Ferries introduces new Wi-Fi provider
  • Extensive work on draft long-range plan
  • WSDOT Organizational Review
  • WSDOT Statewide Environmental Managers’ Meeting

December 5, 2008 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Draft long-range plan update and January public hearing dates
  • New Terminal Engineering Director
  • System-wide service adjustments
  • New ferry on way for Port Townsend/Keystone route
  • Meeting with Federal Transit Administration
  • Bremerton community briefing

November 21, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Draft long-range plan
  • WSTC subcommittee meeting
  • Seattle/Bremerton route security threat
  • Norwegian Public Roads Administration Meeting

November 14, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Meeting with Commander Admiral John Currier
  • Bid opening for 64-auto ferries
  • Steilacoom II extension/PO service planned for January
  • No schedule changes for Edmonds/Kingston

November, 7 2008 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Island Home Design / 64-auto ferry contact bid opening
  • Recycling Program
  • Public Comment Summaries
  • Crew Endurance
  • Commendable efforts of Point Defiance terminal staff and crew of the Rhododendron

October 24, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone Partnership Meeting
  • Meet-n-Greet Bremerton Commuters
  • Briefed Skagit and Island County RTPO
  • Attended Catholic Seamen’s Club Award Luncheon
  • Meeting with MEC Commissioner Swanson
  • Selection of Terminal Engineering Director
  • Meeting with Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard

October 17, 2008 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Last of the fall public meetings – watch videos online
  • Meeting with Senator Patty Murray
  • Meeting with King County Councilmember
  • Meeting with San Juan County Council
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah service disruption

October 10, 2008 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Public meeting series wraps up next week
  • Service restored after disruption due to vessel repairs
  • Puget Sound Regional Council
  • Pierce County public meeting
  • Suquamish tribal visit

October, 3 2008 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Brief Kingston Advisory Council
  • Meeting with federal legislator
  • Public meeting on Bainbridge Island
  • Meet USCG Rear Admiral
  • Attend PVA Conference

September, 26 2008 (pdf 29 kb)

  • Public meetings
  • Sale of Steel Electric Class ferries and passenger-only ferries
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah route
  • Regional transit card

September, 19 2008 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Vashon Community Council Transportation Committee Meeting
  • Seattle Community Development Roundtable
  • Washington State Transportation Commission Meeting in Bremerton
  • Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization Meeting in Port Hadlock
  • Meeting with the Pierce County Ferry System
  • Upcoming Public Meetings

September 12, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Meeting with City of Seattle representatives
  • Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council
  • Joint Transportation Committee Ferry Policy Group
  • U.S. Coast Guard meeting
  • Steel Electrics Class Vessels
  • New Deputy Chief of Finance and Administration

September 5, 2008 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Organizational change
  • WSDOT/WSP conference
  • Steel Electric Class Ferries
  • City of Edmonds meeting
  • Congressman Oberstar briefing

August 29, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

  • Local radio interview
  • Plan ahead for Labor Day
  • Revised public meeting dates

August 22, 2008 (pdf 32 kb)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Crew Endurance
  • Elwha Update
  • Crew of Tacoma
  • Steel Electric Class Ferries
  • U.S. DOT Maritime Administration
  • Mark your calendars

August 15, 2008 (pdf 30 kb)

  • Electronic fare system “glitch”
  • 64-car ferries pre-bid conference
  • Steilacoom II returns to service on Port Townsend/Keystone route
  • Elwha returns to service in Anacortes/San Juan Islands this weekend
  • Google Transit update

August 8, 2008 (pdf 28 kb)

  • Governor Gregoire’s cost saving measures
  • Elwha’s propulsion control cooling system
  • Conversations with state and federal legislators
  • U.S. Coast Guard

August 1, 2008 (pdf 28 kb)

  • Mukilteo Transfer Span
  • Steel Electric Bid Closure
  • Commissioner Bauer Meeting
  • Fall Sailing Schedule

July 25, 2008 (pdf 32 kb)

  • Ferry Financing Legislative Work
  • Bremerton City Council Briefing
  • Eagle Harbor Network Upgrade
  • Washington State Fire Commission
  • Budget Update

July 18, 2008 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Keystone reservations update
  • Seattle/Bremerton route returns to regular service
  • Biodiesel update
  • Washington State Patrol (WSP) installs cameras at Seattle/Bainbridge terminals
  • Steel Electric vessels posted on eBay
  • Propeller Club plaque presentation
  • Suburban cities panel

July 11, 2008 (pdf 34 kb)

  • Ferry Advisory Committee public workshops wrap up 
  • Marine Transportation Association of Kitsap 
  • Puget Sound Regional Council
  • King County City Managers 
  • 144-car Kaleetan returns to the San Juans
  • Joint Transportation Committee Ferry Policy Group meeting

June 27, 2008 (pdf 33 kb)

  • Public participation continues in FAC public workshops series
  • Seattle City Council briefing
  • WSDOT ferry crews assist in rescue in San Juan Islands
  • King County Ferry District assumes cost of Vashon passenger-only service July 1st
  • Ferries Division and State Patrol are ready for July 4th

June 20, 2008 (pdf 28 kb)

  • FAC Public Workshops Under Way
  • Summer Schedule Begins This Sunday
  • Expiration Dates for Full-Fare, Single-Ride Tickets Extended to 90 Days
  • Continuing Progress Toward New Ferries

    June 13, 2008 (pdf 32 kb)

    • Mukilteo Mayor and City Council Briefing
    • Meeting with General Barry McCaffrey
    • Puglia Engineering Tour
    • Rhododendron Returns to Point Defiance/Tahlequah

    June 6, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

    • Removal of 30-minute Lock-out Restriction
    • Hiyu to Point Defiance/Tahlequah
    • Visit to Nichols Brothers Shipyard
    • Kingston Business Communities
    • Upcoming Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) Workshops

    May 30, 2008 (pdf 37 kb)

    • Farewell to Deputy Director Traci Brewer-Rogstad
    • Port Townsend/Keystone New Vessel Update
    • Bainbridge Island City Council Briefing
    • Harborview Drive Signalization at Bainbridge Island Terminal
    • Port Townsend/Keystone Reservations Update
    • Steel Electric Class Vessels
    • Upcoming Public Meetings/Workshops

    May 23, 2008 (pdf 32 kb)

    • Port Townsend/Keystone Reservation Program Goes Live
    • Edmonds Mayor and City Council Briefing
    • Whidbey Island Community Meetings
    • Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Meeting
    • Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council Meeting
    • Labor Management Meeting
    • Ferry Financing Legislation Update
    • Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal Safety Improvements
    • Memorial Day Weekend
    • My Calendar Next Week

    May 16, 2008 (pdf 30 kb)

    • Ferry Financing Legislation Update
    • Preparations for Memorial Day Weekend
    • Port Townsend/Keystone Reservations System
    • Steel Electric-Class Vessels Disposal
    • Budget Process
    • Community Partnership
    • Coming Up Next Week

    May 9, 2008 (pdf 40 kb)

    • Port Townsend/Keystone reservations, expiration date on full-fare single-ride tickets extended, 30 minute lock-out removed
    • Evaluation of the Christine Anderson ferry
    • Service Award Luncheon
    • Bicycle Alliance of Washington
    • Visit to Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility
    • Coming Up Next Week

    May 2, 2008 (pdf 34 kb)

    • New vessels update
    • Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility Incident
    • Sailings added to the Port Townsend/Keystone route
    • Sale of passenger-only ferries
    • Recap of meetings this week
    • Coming up next week

    April 25, 2008 (pdf 31 kb)

    • New vessels for the Port Townsend/Keystone Route
    • KUOW interview
    • FAC Executive Council
    • Ferry Financing Legislative Work
    • Coming up next week

    April 18, 2008 (pdf 34 kb)

    • Meeting with Port Townsend, Coupeville Mayors and Secretary Hammond
    • Dakota Creek Shipbuilding and Repair facility tour
    • Port Townsend/Keystone Reservation System
    • Senior Managers Meeting
    • My calendar

    April 11, 2008 (pdf 38 kb)

    • Ferry Advisory Committee Public Meeting summaries
    • Biodiesel update
    • Meeting with advertising representatives
    • Joint Transportation Committee Meeting
    • Discussion of 50-car ferry bid with Todd Shipyard
    • TVW “Inside Olympia” interview
    • Bainbridge Island “Oatmeal Breakfast Club”
    • My calendar next week

    April 4, 2008 (pdf 21 kb)

    • Beginning of spring schedule
    • Visiting with ferry served communities
    • Next steps in procuring new vessels for the system
    • My calendar

    March 28, 2008 (pdf 18 kb)

    • FAC public meetings
    • Governor’s signing of the transportation budget
    • Bid opening for new ferries

    March 21, 2008 (pdf 23 kb)

    • Ferry Financing Legislation
    • Mukilteo City Council meeting
    • WSDOT PE conference
    • Tacoma City Club
    • FAC public meetings
    • Bid opening for new ferries

    March 14, 2008 (pdf 24 kb)

    • Effect of the transportation budget on the Ferries Division
    • Meetings with legislators
    • JTC activities
    • Visit to San Juan County
    • Biodiesel test continues

    March 7, 2008 (pdf 19 kb)

    • Outreach
    • WSF Workgroup on JTC and Transportation Commission studies
    • Service restored on Pt. Defiance/Tahlequah
    • Biodiesel Research and Demonstration Project
    • Another Ad agreement and campaign