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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Contact: Joy Goldenberg, WSF communications manager, 206-515-3411 (Seattle)
Sessions will allow riders to provide feedback, get questions answered
Representatives from Washington State Ferries (WSF) will be docking in the communities they serve next month, sharing information and answering questions about what’s new and what’s next for the nation’s largest ferry system.
Starting May 17, WSF will host a series of community meetings to discuss a variety of issues, including the recent legislative session, new ferries, system performance targets, vehicle reservations system, and liquefied natural gas as a potential fuel for the fleet.
“These meetings are great opportunities for people to share their thoughts on the ferry system with us, and for us to answer any questions they might have,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division. “I’ll also be recapping the 2012 legislative session and talking about what lies ahead for state ferries.”
During the meetings, Moseley will give a brief presentation on system-wide and route-specific issues. Those in attendance can ask questions and provide feedback to Moseley and his team. Materials and comment forms will be posted on WSF’s community meetings page prior to the first meeting.
The community meeting schedule is as follows:
Bainbridge Island – Thursday, May 17
Bainbridge Island Art Museum
100 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island
Southworth – Monday, May 21
10384 Sedgwick Road SE, Port Orchard
Vashon Island – Tuesday, May 22
McMurray Middle School
9329 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon Island
Bremerton – Thursday, May 24
Kitsap Conference Center
100 Washington Ave., Bremerton
Kingston, Tuesday, June 5
Kingston Community Center
11212 State Route 104, Kingston
San Juan Islands – Thursday, June 7
11:35 a.m. to 2 p.m., aboard inter-island ferry; focus on vehicle reservations system
5-7 p.m. – San Juan County Council Chambers
55 Second St., Friday Harbor; Video conferencing will be available at Orcas and Lopez libraries. Streamed live at http://sanjuanco.com/council/video.aspx.
Port Townsend – Monday, June 11
Noon to 1 p.m.
555 Otto St., Port Townsend
Joint meeting with Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Lunch optional at $6 - $12
Whidbey Island, Central – Tuesday, June 12
Noon to 1 p.m.
Joint meeting with Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce, call 206-515-3411 for location
Whidbey Island, South – Tuesday, June 12
Clinton Community Hall
6411 Central Ave., Clinton
Anacortes – Wednesday, June 13
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
1019 Eighth St. (corner of Eighth Street and O Avenue)
Joint meeting with Rotary Club
Please RSVP 360-293-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch optional at $11
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting Joy Goldenberg at GoldenJ@wsdot.wa.gov or 206-515-3411 two weeks before the meeting. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the event sponsor through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 711.
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