Travel Alert Bulletins

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Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Public Meetings 7/7 & 7/8 - Washington State Ferries Fare Proposals
The Washington State Transportation Commission is holding public meetings this month to discuss a fare proposal for Washington State Ferries. The first two meetings are this week – Tuesday July 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Friday Harbor, and Wednesday July 8 in Clinton, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Please refer to the following links for more information:

Public Meetings and comments

Specific to the July 7 Friday Harbor Meeting and live stream internet option: Live Stream


Monday, July 06, 2015 06:17 PM

Ed/Ki - No Extended Wait At The Kingston Terminal
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Kingston terminal.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Ana/SJs-7/6- Reservation Status-Eastbound--Friday Harbor to Anacortes
For Monday, July 6, vehicle reservations from Friday Harbor to Anacortes are available for the 10:00pm sailing.* Vehicle reservations for earlier departures are full.* Approximately 15 to 25 vehicle spaces are available for drive-up on a first come, first served basis for each eastbound departure out of Friday Harbor. A two hour advance arrival is advised for drive-up vehicle space. Walk-on space is available for all departures.

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

Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing online at: Ferry Reservations or by calling 5 1 1 to speak with an Information Agent.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Ana/SJs-7/6-Reservation Status- Eastbound--Orcas to Anacortes
For Monday, July 6, vehicle reservations from Orcas to Anacortes are available for the 5:15pm, 8:45pm, and 10:50pm sailings. Vehicle reservations for earlier departures are full.* Approximately 15 to 25 vehicle spaces are available for drive-up on a first come, first served basis for each eastbound departure out of Orcas. A two hour advance arrival is advised for drive-up vehicle space. Walk-on space is available for all departures.

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

Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing online at: Ferry Reservations or by calling 5 1 1 to speak with an Information Agent.


Monday, July 06, 2015 06:26 PM

Muk/Clin - No Extended Wait At The Clinton Terminal
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Clinton terminal.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Ana/SJI - Terminal Status Update
Customers using the Terminal Status information for Anacortes should be aware that the information on the remaining drive-up space may be inaccurate. On average we have a 10% reservation no-show rate which means we can usually load more drive-up vehicles than the Terminal Status shows. Washington State Ferries encourages drive-up vehicles as we are able to load 15-25 vehicles without reservations on board most sailings.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Muk/Clin - Tokitae Running 18 Minutes Late
Due to heavy vehicle traffic the Tokitae is running 18 minutes late. This will affect the 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:35pm, and the 8:25pm sailings from Mukilteo, also the 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm sailings from Clinton.


Monday, July 06, 2015 06:34 PM

Sea/BI - No Extended Wait At The Bainbridge Island Terminal
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Bainbridge Island terminal.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 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.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 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.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Expanded Ferry Travel Alert Descriptions
WSF will update our travel alert language used to describe and clarify a variety of operational activities that may delay or cancel service. The updated language is intended to better explain the cause of service disruptions and provide basic factual information to help customers plan their travel. WSF will no longer use the term "operational constraints."


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Vashon Terminal Operational Changes
Construction begins in late-July to bring the entire Vashon Ferry Dock up to current seismic standards. WSF will work to minimize impacts to customers. Starting Sunday, June 14, operational changes will occur 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 online or printed schedules for impacted sailings: Southworth/Vashon and Fauntleroy/Southworth.


Monday, July 06, 2015 05:21 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.