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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 09:56 AM

Ana/SJIs - Tokitae 30 Minute Delay - Update
The M/V Tokitae is running an estimated 30 minutes behind schedule due to heavy truck traffic and early morning fog. This delay currently impacts the 9:55am departure from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:12 AM

Ana/SJIs - M/V Chelan Delayed 20 Minutes - Update
The M/V Chelan is an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule following delays caused by an earlier Coast Guard assist. This delay impacts the eastbound 10:15am sailing from Orcas, 10:25am from Shaw, and the 10:55am from Lopez to Anacortes. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Friday, October 19, 2018 05:03 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Reminder - Scheduled Reduced Service Oct. 22 - Nov. 4
Beginning Monday, October 22 to November 4, a temporary 3-boat schedule will be implemented on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands’ route. Several vessels are scheduled for necessary maintenance, reducing WSF’s fleet during through November 4. Regular service will return on November 5. Existing reservations scheduled for this period are cancelled and all vehicles will be loaded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Adjusted departure times can be viewed by visiting the Temporary 3-Boat Schedule on the WSF website. Please note that the international sailings will be cancelled during this period. Washington State Ferries appreciates your understanding as we work to maintain our vessels.

Update: While the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route experiences a service reduction with 3-boat service from October 22 through November 4, WSF and Diamond Parking are allowing customers to park for free in Lot D (the uppermost lot) at the Anacortes terminal so that they can more easily walk onto the ferry. To take advantage of the free parking, customers should obtain a parking placard from the WSF website or at one of the tollbooths at the Anacortes terminal and display it on their dashboard.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 05:41 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Draft F/V/SW route sailing schedule - Open House Schedule
WSF will implement a new sailing schedule on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route in Spring 2019. Mark your calendars for upcoming public open houses and go online to review and comment on the draft schedule at: Triangle Outreach. The comment period runs through Friday, Nov. 9, 2019.

Triangle Route draft sailing schedule open houses:

Fauntleroy - Tuesday, October 23, 5-7 p.m. Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Avenue SW, Seattle

Vashon - Wednesday, October 24, 6-8 p.m. Vashon Island High School, 9600 SW 204th Street, Vashon Island

Southworth - Thursday, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Harper Church, 10384 SE Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 PM

Sea/BI - Update - Construction impacts on Winslow Way E - (Sept.- Nov.)
The city of Bainbridge Island will conduct work on Winslow Way E between SR 305 and Ericksen Ave NE from September to November. The right-turn-only lane on Winslow Way E onto SR 305 will be closed for the duration of the project. The sidewalk on the south side of Winslow Way E will also be closed. Ferry customers may experience delays or need to find alternate routes to access the ferry terminal during this time. Please visit Winslow Way Construction Project for more information.


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Vehicle holding area and slip changes at Colman Dock
Big changes have been implemented to the Colman Dock vehicle holding areas. The Bremerton and Bainbridge Island vehicle holding areas have become smaller and moved to new locations on the dock through 2019.

The Bremerton holding area is now located on the north end of the dock, and the Bainbridge holding area is on the south side. Relocating the vehicle holding areas will help make the most efficient use of available space on the dock during ongoing construction. The corresponding ferry slips assigned to Bainbridge and Bremerton also will be relocated adjacent to the new vehicle holding locations.

Please visit the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project - What to expect during construction page for details.


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 PM

Sign up for WSF's Customer Feedback Survey
The Washington State Transportation Commission is seeking customer feedback on Washington State Ferries and invites you to join the Ferry Riders Opinion Group. Share your thoughts about WSF’s customer service, reservations, fares, food, and more. Sign up today so you don’t miss the next survey; you’ll get a notification as soon as the survey goes live. We want to hear it all—the good, the bad, and everything in between. Thank you for your participation!


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 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.


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Effective immediately due to safety reasons, drivers are advised that vehicles will queue up (line up on SE Sedgwick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgwick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgwick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity.

Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement.

To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.


Friday, October 19, 2018 04:34 PM

Muk/Clin - ADA Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.