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Saturday, October 03, 2015 10:14 PM

Ana/SJs - Public Meetings To Discuss Vehicle Reservations Start Oct. 14
Save the dates: WSF is holding a series of public meetings to help make vehicle reservations in the San Juan's work for everyone. Meeting dates are Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22; at Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw islands. Discussion topics include how reservations have been working for islanders, and the benefits and challenges of the current system. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information about public meetings visit Planning.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015 10:16 PM

Fare Increases and Off-Peak Fares Start Oct. 1, 2015
A passenger fare increase of 1 percent and a vehicle/driver fare increase of 2.5 percent will go into effect Oct. 1 on all routes. This fare increase is the first part of a two-part increase approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission. The single fare vehicle/driver peak season surcharge will also end October 1. Multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season surcharge.

Find your Ferry fare, effective Oct. 1 and view the Ferry Fares & Policies from the Washington State Transportation Commission.

Friday, October 02, 2015 07:11 PM

Sea/Brem - Extra Service and Rally for Monday, Oct. 5, Hawks Game
WSF will provide an added 11:30 pm sailing from Seattle to Bremerton and has assigned additional terminal staff to help fans get home after Monday night’s Seattle vs Detroit football game. There also will be an extra 10:15 pm departure from Bremerton to Seattle. As a reminder, WSF encourages fans to avoid long game-day lines at the terminal by pre-purchasing return trip tickets in advance. Earlier in the day, fans are invited to wear your Seahawks colors and join us aboard the 1:45 pm sailing from Bremerton to Seattle for our first ever WSF floating pep rally! Participants will have the option of taking part in a history-making photo during the sailing.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 11:38 AM

Ana/SJs - 10/4 Eastbound Reservation Status
For Sunday, Oct. 4, eastbound vehicle reservations from Friday Harbor to Anacortes are available for the 6:25pm, 7:45pm and 10:05pm sailings only.* Eastbound vehicle reservations from Orcas to Anacortes are available for the 7:50pm and 10:05pm sailings only.* Approximately 10 to 15 drive-up spaces for each domestic departure will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing, online at Reservations or by calling 5 1 1 to speak with an Information Agent. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Schedule.

* Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 09:00 PM

Edm/King - Update - Kingston Terminal - 1 Hour Wait - No Boarding Passes
Drivers will encounter an estimated 1hr hour wait departing the Kingston terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 07:48 PM

Sea/BI - Wenatchee Running 25 Minutes Behind Schedule
The Wenatchee is running an estimated 25 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic. This will affect the 855pm and 1030pm departures from Bainbridge Island and the 810pm, 945pm, and 1115pm departures from Seattle. We apologize for any inconvenience. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 09:03 PM

Sea/BI - Update - Bainbridge Island Terminal Wait Time - No Extended Wait
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Bainbridge Island.

Saturday, October 03, 2015 10:21 PM

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal Pavement Repair Starts Sept. 14
On Monday, Sept. 14, work to repave the Kingston ferry terminal holding lanes and improve ADA terminal access will begin. Crews may close up to six holding lanes at a time. Construction will temporarily reduce the staging area by up to 60 vehicles. The project is expected to last until mid-November 2015. Kingston Terminal Cameras.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Vashon - Bicycles and Motorcycles use 103rd for Fauntleroy and Southworth
All bicyclists and motorcycles must access the Vashon dock via 103rd Ave. SW. It is unsafe to bypass the queue of waiting Fauntleroy-bound vehicles by riding against traffic on Vashon Highway. For your safety, please use 103rd and stop and wait for instructions from the flagger at the bottom of the hill before riding onto the dock.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Construction at Vashon Terminal - Update
Starting this afternoon, one-way traffic on 103rd Ave. SW started at SW 110th St. instead of SW 112th St. This means drivers will be able to turn right or left onto 103rd at SW 110th. North of SW 110th, bicycles and motorcycles heading to Fauntleroy or Southworth should continue to use the left lane on 103rd St; Southworth-bound vehicle traffic continues to stage in the right lane. View a Map of the area.

Motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians will be able to wait for ferries at the terminal building. Motorcycles heading to Southworth or Fauntleroy may access the dock from 103rd Ave. SW. Flaggers stationed at the terminal entrance will direct traffic and assist ADA customers with drop-off and pick-up. Learn more about the Vashon Trestle Replacement Project.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Oversized Vehicles Traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon
Due to construction at the Vashon terminal, the following operational changes remain in effect for Southworth-bound oversized vehicles traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon: From Vashon to Southworth, vehicles more than 38 feet long will be limited to six designated sailings per day. From Fauntleroy to Southworth, vehicles more than 7 feet tall or more than 22 feet long will be able to travel on all but six designated sailings per day. Please view the printed or online schedule for the impacted sailings.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Faunt/Va/SW – Vashon Medical and ADA PU and Drop-Off use 103rd Ave SW
Medical priority and ADA customers who need to be dropped-off or picked-up closer to the ferry may do so by checking in with the flagger at the intersection of 103rd Ave. SW and the terminal entrance. Please check the schedule and plan to arrive while a vessel is not loading or unloading. You can see real-time locations of our ferries on Vessel Watch. Vanpools also may bypass ferry lines by taking 103rd Ave. SW and checking in with the flagger. During construction, 103rd Ave. SW will remain a one-way street between SW 112th St. and the terminal entrance. The right lane will be used to stage Southworth vehicles. The left lane will remain open to through traffic. Learn more about the Vashon Trestle Replacement Project.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – All Vehicles Over 30-Feet Exit at Yesler Way
The existing Marion Street exit is closed and a temporary exit between Marion and Madison streets closer to the fire station is open. This change requires trucks and vehicles over 30-feet in length to use the Yesler Way exit because the turn radius at the new, temporary exit north of Marion Street is not wide enough for vehicles longer than 30 feet. The temporary exit changes are needed to make room for on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – Exterior Pedestrian Stairways Closed
Ongoing Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock will temporarily close the north and south exterior stairways to the terminal building through fall 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained via outside elevator, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and a street-level crossing leading to the indoor terminal ramps. Map.

Friday, September 25, 2015 06:17 PM

PD/Tah - Construction Activities Near Point Defiance Terminal
Please use caution and allow additional travel time when arriving to and departing from Point Defiance Terminal. Due to construction activities near the terminal entrance and Pearl St. intersection, the road may be reduced to one lane, with flaggers on site to manage traffic. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 02:12 PM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is Required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.