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Talk to ferry system leaders at June community meetings

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Date:  Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Contact: Joy Goldenberg, WSF communications, 206-515-3411 (Seattle)

SEATTLE – With the 2013-2015 transportation budget signed, Washington State Ferries is gearing up to head out to ferry-served communities to discuss the implications of the budget, as well as new vessel construction progress, ferry system performance measures, liquefied natural gas as a source of fuel, and route-specific issues.

“I look forward to visiting the communities and hearing directly from our riders on the issues that affect their everyday travels,” said David Moseley, WSDOT assistant secretary, ferries division. “I always find this feedback valuable and it helps us when we consider making changes to the system.”

Eight meetings are scheduled during a two-week period in June:

Clinton (Whidbey Island)
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5
Clinton Community Hall
6411 Central Ave.

Bremerton
6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6
Kitsap Conference Center Oyster Room
100 Washington St.

Kingston
6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10
Kingston Community Center
11212 State Route 104

Coupeville (Whidbey Island)
Joint meeting with Coupeville Chamber of Commerce
8-9 a.m. Tuesday, June 11
Coupeville Library
788 NW Alexander St.

Bainbridge Island
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11
Bainbridge Island Senior Center Huney Hall
370 Brien Ave. SE

San Juan Islands
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12
San Juan County Council Chambers
55 Second St. (corner of Second and Reed streets)
Friday Harbor meeting will be streamed live from the Orcas and Lopez libraries and on the San Juan County website. Viewers can submit questions to coursem@wsdot.wa.gov.

Port Townsend
5-7 p.m., Monday, June 17
Cotton Building
607 Water Street

Vashon Island
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18
McMurray Middle School
9329 SW Cemetery Road

WSF will post meeting materials on its community meetings page closer to the meeting dates.


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