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WSF Weekly Update

At the end of each work week, WSDOT Ferries Division emails a report to staff, colleagues and stakeholders. We are very interested in your suggestions or comments about this report and encourage you to email us.

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Below are links to all of the past weekly reports. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader at the Adobe website.

December 2, 2016 (416 kb)

  • Suquamish to operate on Mukilteo/Clinton route during busy season
  • Thanksgiving travel
  • 2017 Winter Schedule
  • Extra sailing for Seahawks game Sunday
  • Customer Kudos


November 18, 2016 (259 kb)

  • Thanksgiving travel
  • WSDOT Environmental Excellence Award
  • Seahawks pep rally
  • Seattle Sounders flag to be flown next week
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public outreach update
  • Next Weekly Update will be Dec. 2

November 4, 2016 (245 kb)

  • Monday night football fun and extra sailings
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville route closes tonight
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings follow up
  • Halloween costume contest
  • Daylight saving time reminder
  • Congratulations to Construction Staff Chief Bob Wolken
  • Olympic Class ferry project charter signing
  • Grand opening of Puget Sound Provisions at Colman Dock
  • Next Weekly Update Nov. 18

October 28, 2016 (397 kb)

  • Life-saving award for Edmonds/Kingston rescue
  • Halloween costume contest
  • Winter schedule cover contest winner
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings
  • Reminder: Port Townsend/Coupeville route will be closed next weekend
  • Customer Kudos


October 21, 2016
(160 kb)

  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings
  • Employee Profile: Wes Sweet
  • Rotary Club Tour
  • Senator Murray staff tour
  • Reminder of upcoming Port Townsend/Coupeville route closure
  • Customer Kudos

October 14, 2016 (179 kb)

  • Prepare for the first winter storm
  • Presentation to the Port of Seattle Commission
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville News
  • Customer Kudos

October 7, 2016 (222 kb)

  • Wenatchee update
  • Plan ahead for the Port Townsend/Coupeville route closure Nov. 5-6
  • Galley service update
  • Seattle Maritime Academy building dedication
  • Hiyu and Evergreen State for sale
  • Submit now! Cover contest artwork due next week
  • Customer Kudos


September 30, 2016
(208 kb)

  • Galley service update
  • Washington Tribal-State Transportation Conference
  • Sealth returns through the Locks
  • Peak season surcharge ends
  • Bremerton Arts Commission seeking art for new ferry
  • Schedule cover contest submissions due Oct. 14
  • Customer Kudos


September 23, 2016 (253 kb)

  • Calling all K-5 students for our first-ever winter schedule cover contest!
  • Kaleetan repairs
  • American Heart Association award
  • Plan ahead for Oyster Run motorcycle rally this weekend
  • Transcomm award

September 16, 2016 (380 kb)

  • Chimacum christening
  • Fall sailing schedule
  • Customer kudos


September 9, 2016
(264 kb)

  • Back to school
  • New ferry food coming soon
  • Striping improvements at the Vashon terminal
  • Data collection at Fauntleroy
  • Join us at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival this weekend!
  • Fall sailing schedule
  • SR 104 paving near Kingston Terminal
  • Customer Service Kudos


September 1, 2016
(471 kb)

  • Ferry rescue
  • Tour with U.S. Coast Guard Puget Sound Sector
  • Employee Profile: Bruce Brown
  • Labor Day travel
  • Chinook Book offer
  • Extra Sailings Sept. 2-3 for Mariners games
  • National Transportation Safety Board Tour
  • Customer Service Kudos

August 19, 2016 (334 kb)

  • Ridership growth continues
  • Director of Marine Operations appointed to Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee
  • Colman Dock project outreach with bicycle group
  • Work on Tacoma nears completion
  • Welcome back, USS Stennis!
  • Reminder: SR 307 closure near Kingston Terminal
  • No Weekly on Aug. 26


August 12, 2016
 (209 kb)

  • Community meetings in the San Juan Islands
  • Humpback whale at Fauntleroy Terminal
  • SR 307 closures near Kingston Terminal begin Sunday
  • San Juan County Fair
  • Seafair and the Blue Angels
  • Customer Service Kudos

August 5, 2016 (348 kb)

  • Remembering Chief Mate Mark Willmes
  • Life ring award
  • Reminder: Community meetings in the San Juan Islands next week!
  • Seafair Fun
  • Vehicle reservations for Doe Bay Festival
  • Colman Dock parking
  • SR 104 reopens tonight near the Kingston Terminal
  • Customer compliment

July 29, 2016 (327 kb)

  • The Sealth's Journey to Lake Union Drydock
  • Mark your calendar for upcoming community meetings in the San Juan Islands!
  • WSF Excellence Award for Chief Engineer John Rossart
  • Chetzemoka Reliability Award
  • SR 104 Closed August 1 to 5; detour to Kingston Terminal
  • Paddle to Nisqually
  • Crew Kudos


July 22, 2016 (305 kb)

  • See the Sealth pass through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard
  • Life ring award
  • Paddle to Nisqually
  • Happy Birthday, Hyak
  • Fall sailing reservations now available
  • Southworth Terminal repairs complete

July 15, 2016 (490 kb)

  • Fairs, festivals, and ferries this weekend
  • Life ring awards
  • Extra sailings for Mariners game
  • Cellists serenade passengers

July 8, 2016 (351 kb)

  • Vashon seismic retrofit project nears completion
  • Ferry crew to the rescue!
  • Another major milestone for Olympic Class ferry construction
  • Legislators visit WSF
  • Virginia V Birthday Cruise
  • Southworth Terminal repairs temporarily cancel late night service on July 14

June 24, 2016 (567 kb)

  • Federal Transit Administration tours
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • Outreach event for people with disabilities
  • Happy Fourth of July!
  • Overflow Vehicle Holding Pattern at Colman Dock
  • WSF Weekly Update will return on July 8


June 17, 2016 (395 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Coupeville route returns to full service on Sunday
  • 13th U.S. Coast Guard District change-of-command
  • Employee Profile: Maija Holston, Marine Operations Watch Supervisor
  • Plan ahead for Fourth of July weekend!
  • Seattle Times "Rave"


June 10, 2016 (326 kb)

  • Summer schedule starts June 12
  • New Fauntleroy procedures suspended
  • Cascadia Rising
  • View from the wheelhouse
  • Boingo Wi-Fi service ends soon


June 3, 2016 (370 kb)

  • Happy Birthday Washington State Ferries!
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route update
  • Memorial Day weekend roundup
  • Crew kudos

May 26, 2016 (424 kb)

  • Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
  • Salish back in service
  • Mariners Bark at the Park
  • Update: New loading and ticketing procedures at Fauntleroy
  • Remembering Ed Brown

May 20, 2016 (352 kb)

  • Hiyu Retirement
  • Fauntleroy Terminal vehicle loading changes
  • Mark your calendar: Come celebrate the Mariners "Bark in the Park!"
  • Plan ahead for Memorial Day weekend

May 13, 2016 (362 kb)

  • Suquamish Keel Laying
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Plan for reduced capacity on Mukilteo/Clinton and Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth routes
  • Reservations
  • Public Service recognition week video

May 6, 2016 (335 kb)

  • Public Service Recognition Week
  • WSDOT Leadership in Management Award
  • Public Service Recognition Week Awards
  • Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project outreach
  • Customer Compliment
  • Tweet of the week


April 29, 2016 (353 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Coupeville one-boat schedule continues through May 26
  • Seattle Times: Transportation, Seattle style: Ferries are part of our past - and our destiny
  • Fare increases begin Sunday, May 1
  • Vashon terminal project enters final stages of construction
  • Reminder: Alaskan Way Viaduct closed for two weeks

April 22, 2016 (172 kb)

  • Colman Dock remains open during Alaskan Way Viaduct closure
  • Orcas spotted on the Edmonds/Kingston run
  • Still time to comment on Colman Dock project
  • Customer Compliment


April 15, 2016 (494 kb)

  • WSF staff participate in 2016 Worker Memorial
  • Fleet Achievement Award presented to the Sealth
  • Talk to WSF staff about the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project
  • Summer season vehicle reservations now available
  • San Juan County's new website
  • Customer compliment for Seattle/Bremerton crew

April 8, 2016 (353 kb)

  • Chimacum superstructure arrives in Seattle
  • Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project online open house and outreach events
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville "late spring" printed schedule error
  • Mariners Opening Day extra service
  • Summer season vehicle reservations beginning April 12
  • Customer compliment


April 1, 2016 (279 kb)

  • Check out our new ferry paint job
  • Governor Inslee signs supplemental transportation budget
  • Maintenance work at the Vashon terminal next week
  • Tsunami emergency response training
  • Mukilteo Station Platform Completion
  • Kingston terminal staff earns lifesaving award
  • Customer compliment

March 25, 2016 (392 kb)

  • Tour with Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation Keith Metcalf
  • Women on the water
  • WSF's lost and found
  • Thank you for joining us at the Southworth and Vashon public meetings
  • Seasonal service returns to Anacortes/Sidney, BC route
  • Susan Harris-Huether, a WSF icon, retires

March 18, 2016 (172 kb)

  • New ferry named Suquamish
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings March 22 and 23
  • Reminder: Spring schedule starts Sunday
  • A fresh look for the WSF Weekly Update
  • Customer compliment

March 11, 2016 (517 kb)

  • Mark your calendars: Spring schedule starts next weekend
  • Yakima engine room fire
  • Tour with Acting Transportation Secretary Roger Millar
  • Successful Seattle Humane adoption day on the Seattle/Bremerton route
  • Fleet Reliability Award presentation to the Hyak
  • Women’s History Month

March 4, 2016  (275 kb)

  • Get ready for pet adoption day on the Seattle/Bremerton route
  • Governor’s “Connecting Washington” event at Colman Dock
  • Tuesday’s high winds
  • Bremerton Ferry Advisory Committee public meeting

February 26, 2016 (138 kb)

  • Mark your calendar: Chilly Hilly this Sunday
  • Repairs to the Samish underway
  • Mukilteo ferry terminal open houses
  • Ferry caucus meeting

February 12, 2016 (231 kb)

  • Mark your calendar: Public meetings to discuss new Mukilteo ferry terminal design
  • Safety reminder
  • Plan ahead for SR 305 delays due to Agate Pass Bridge cleaning
  • Sending some ‘ferry luv’ for Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2016 (pdf 152 kb)

  • Planning a trip to the San Juan Islands next weekend?
  • Bon voyage to Jim "Jimmy" Lemmon
  • Report out to Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson
  • Boat moves result in reduced vehicle capacity for some routes next week
  • Staff Masters meeting 



January 29, 2016 (pdf 288 kb)

  • Vessel Reliability Awards
  • Edmonds Waterfront Access Study public meeting
  • Do the "Ferry Shuffle"
  • Cal Maritime Career Fair
  • Customer compliment


January 22, 2016 (pdf 312 kb)

  • Gov. Inslee honors WSF Life Ring Award recipients
  • Dispatch team training
  • Comment on names for the next Olympic Class ferry
  • Upcoming fieldwork near Colman Dock
  • Mukilteo Multimodal Project moves forward

January 15, 2016 (pdf 270 kb)

  • 2015 saw big jump in ridership
  • Keep an eye out for operational charges at the Vashon terminal
  • Evergreen State decommissioned
  • Bainbridge terminal slip 1 repairs wrap up next week
  • Service Award for Able-bodied Seamen James O'Brian
  • Customer compliment

December 18, 2015 (pdf 305 kb)

  • Annual holiday cruise
  • Winter schedule begins Dec. 27
  • WSDOT executives tour Anacortes/San Juan Islands route
  • Fair winds, Capt. Skolmen!
  • Seattle Times "Rave" for Fauntleroy terminal employees
  • Plan ahead for Seahawks games and holiday travel
  • Customer compliment
  • Happy holidays!

December 11, 2015 (pdf 169 kb)

  • Update on Seattle/Bainbridge route service
  • Washington State Ferries' elves have been hard at work
  • Follow us on Twitter!
  • Windy, rainy weather continues

December 4, 2015 (pdf 265 kb)

  • Puyallup repairs
  • Seattle Colman Dock project reaches major milestone
  • Service award presentations continue

November 20, 2015 (pdf 310 kb)

  • Reminder for Thanksgiving Travel
  • Windstorm
  • Employees rewarded for many years of service
  • Changes to mobile app make it easier to use

November 13, 2015 (pdf 213 kb)

  • WSF Salutes our vets
  • Terminal Engineering receives WSDOT Environmental Award
  • Ferry Tales book group
  • Plan ahead for Thanksgiving travel

November 6, 2015 (pdf 288 kb)

  • Orca whales everywhere!
  • Halloween Ferries style
  • Crew spotlight: Zack Heistand
  • Customer compliment

October 30, 2015 (pdf 229 kb)

  • Ferry baby featured in Evening Magazine
  • Service disruptions on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route
  • WSF is hiring!
  • Ferry Advisory Committee workshop
  • Have a ferry happy Halloween!

October 23, 2015 (pdf 232 kb)

  • Look what hopped into the Bainbridge Island terminal
  • Public meetings in the San Juan Islands
  • WSF's annual service awards
  • Dispatch team and crew helm fewer missed trips
  • Thank you for your patience this week

October 16, 2015 (pdf 210 kb)

  • Tacoma's back and looking better than ever!
  • Congratulations to Puyallup engine crew
  • Join us for San Juan Islands Reservations Program public meetings
  • 26th Annual Centennial Accord meeting
  • Presentation to the Shipbuilders Council of America
  • Great Washington ShakeOut

October 9, 2015 (pdf 210 kb)

  • Floating pep rally a big success
  • Meet the Seattle/Bainbridge flower fairy
  • Reminder: Public meetings to discuss San Juan Islands reservation system start next week
  • Plan ahead for smaller ferries on Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth and Seattle/Bremerton routes

October 2, 2015 (pdf 117 kb)

  • Tokitae crew assists diver in distress
  • Seahawks fans: Join us for a floating pep rally!
  • WSF staff par of Climate and Energy Delegation
  • Gray Notebook kudos
  • Customer compliment

September 25, 2015 (pdf 117 kb)

  • Innovations and Partnerships in Transportation conference
  • Prepare for heavy traffic on Sunday
  • Off-peak fares take effect Oct. 1
  • Mark your calendar for upcoming San Juan Islands Reservations Program public meetings!

September 18, 2015 (pdf 371 kb)

  • State Joint Transportation Committee tours ferry system
  • Ferry crew members save life on Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth run
  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 20
  • Customer compliment

September 11, 2015 (pdf 76 kb)

  • Mukilteo Multimodal Project update; learn more at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival this weekend
  • Service impacts due to fog
  • Ferries and the northern lights
  • Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
  • Customer compliment

September 4, 2015 (pdf 317 kb)

  • A salute to the women and men of Washington's marine highways
  • Ferry ridership highest in a dozen years
  • Edmonds Mayor's Advisory Task Force
  • Bring a friend for free! Use WSF's Chinook Book coupon
  • Employee compliment

August 28, 2015 (pdf 135 kb)

  • Testing in Mukilteo finds little creosote in air
  • Motorcycles to converge on Vashon this weekend
  • Drones and ferries in the news
  • Lifesaving award for Tokitae crew
  • Customer compliment

August 21, 2015 (pdf 115 kb)

  • Service changes with Tokitae out for safety certifications
  • Service disruptions and vessel repairs
  • #WSFContest winners announced
  • Project team takes action to address odors in Mukilteo
  • Customer compliment

August 7, 2015 (pdf 290)

  • Twitter photo contest starts Monday
  • Goodbye tank farm pier, hello new Mukilteo terminal
  • Meeting with Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility employees
  • Vashon terminal construction off to a good start
  • Happy birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!
  • Employee commitment to community service

July 31, 2015 (pdf 459 kb)

  • Vashon terminal construction begins
  • Walla Walla to the rescue
  • Visit from Passenger Vessel Association review panel
  • Doe Bay Fest brings crowds to Anacortes/Orcas Island ferries
  • "Rave" for Mukilteo terminal employee
  • Happy Seafair

July 24, 2015 (pdf 237 kb)

  • Puyallup back in action
  • A little help from the Hiyu
  • "Growing Bremerton Together" interview
  • Tour of Anacortes terminal
  • Customer compliment

July 17, 2015 (pdf 285 kb)

  • Plan ahead for service adjustments next week while two ferries undergo emergency repairs
  • Dinner on the Mukilteo/Clinton route
  • Vashon terminal construction begins soon – learn more at the Vashon Strawberry Festival
  • Naturalists provide information on Anacortes/San Juan Islands sailings
  • Presentation to the Seattle Yacht Club
  • Partnership with Kitsap Regional Library continues

July 10, 2015 (pdf 103 kb)

  • Extra sailings on Mukilteo/Clinton route during repaving of Deception Pass bridges
  • Tour the new Barton Pump Station, next door to Fauntleroy terminal
  • Connecting Whidbey Island communities
  • Thank you for patience over Fourth of July weekend
  • Budget update
  • Customer compliment

June 26, 2015 (pdf 700 kb)

  • Kittitas crew transports patient
  • Transportation Commission asks for comments on proposed fare increases
  • WSF welcomes employees' children aboard for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • Raising funds for WSF employees in need
  • Rainbow Pride flag flying high this weekend
  • Kudos to WSF's Director of Terminal Engineering
  • Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

June 19, 2015 (pdf 506 kb)

  • New ferry Samish begins service in the San Juan Islands
  • Welcome to our newest group of engine room employees!
  • Presentation to Mukilteo City Council
  • Meeting with Kitsap County Commissioner Gelder
  • Customer compliment

June 12, 2015 (pdf 386 kb)

  • Welcome to our newest group of Ordinary Seamen
  • Ferry Chelan passes through the Ballard locks
  • No reservation? Standby space often available on San Juan Islands sailings
  • Summer schedule starts Sunday
  • Bainbridge Island Magazine features WSF

June 5, 2015 (pdf 350 kb)

  • Ordinary Seaman training continues
  • SR 20 summer paving project on Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands starts June 8
  • Ferry Chelan to travel through the Ballard locks
  • Mark your calendar: Summer schedule begins on June 14
  • Customer compliments

May 29, 2015 (pdf 322 kb)

  • Ordinary seaman training
  • Tahlequah terminal apron lip replacement
  • Memorial Day weekend ridership increases
  • WSF employee wins Washington State Extra Mile Award

May 22, 2015 (pdf 213 kb)

  • Official welcome for the Samish
  • Tour of Dakota Creek Industries
  • WSF launches new travel alert language
  • Breakfast on the Walla Walla
  • Memorial Day message

May 15, 2015 (pdf 303 kb)

  • San Juan Islander editorial: "It's time to get real about reservations"
  • Follow-up on the Tacoma service disruption
  • Join us for the Samish christening and open house!
  • Be prepared for busy weekends
  • Customer compliment

May 8, 2015 (pdf 245 kb)

  • May is Bike to Work month
  • Successful weekend of repairs at Coupeville terminal
  • Drill highlights importance of preparation, coordination and emergency response to a critical incident
  • Maritime Career Day
  • Mark your calendar for the Samish christening and open house!
  • Plan ahead for Memorial Day weekend
  • Customer compliment

May 1, 2015 (pdf 185 kb)

  • Port Townsend/Coupeville route closed May 2-3
  • Peak season fares take effect today
  • San Juan Islands reservation system update
  • Samish heads north to Anacortes
  • Puyallup search-and-rescue operation

April 24, 2015 (pdf 384 kb)

  • Gov. Inslee visits the Mukilteo/Clinton route
  • Summer reservations update
  • Earth Day at WSF
  • You're invited to the Samish open house and christening on May 20
  • Plan ahead: Tour de Lopez bike event this weekend
  • Customer compliment

April 17, 2015 (pdf 219 kb)

  • Reservations system technical difficulties
  • Mukilteo/Clinton route service disruption
  • Full service returns to the Edmonds/Kingston route
  • Life Ring awards
  • Reminder: No service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route May 2-3
  • Customer compliment

April 10, 2015 (pdf 163 kb)

  • Welcome aboard, Samish!
  • Presentation to the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce
  • Summer schedule now available
  • Meeting with Suquamish Tribal Council
  • Save your spot: San Juan Islands summer vehicle reservations
  • Customer compliment

April 3, 2015 (pdf 177 kb)

  • Bainbridge Island terminal staff assists with airlift
  • Meetings with mayors
  • Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility tour
  • Plan for two weeks of reduced capacity on the Edmonds/Kingston route
  • If it's spring, it must be time for baseball!
  • Customer compliment

March 27, 2015 (pdf 240 kb)

  • Welcome back, Tacoma!
  • Seasonal service returns to the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route
  • New Olympic Class ferry Samish nears completion
  • Bainbridge Island terminal maintenance begins
  • Marion Street pedestrian bridge at Colman Dock closed March 28-29
  • Seattle Times Rant & Rave: "Pleasant ferry workers brighten days"
  • Customer compliment

March 20, 2015 (pdf 300 kb)

  • Edmonds/Kingston route service disruptions and Spokane repairs
  • Presentation to the Washington State Transportation Commission
  • Crew professionalism and heroism continue to amaze
  • Spring schedule begins this weekend
  • Mark your calendar: Port Townsend/Coupeville route closed on May 2-3
  • Customer compliment

March 13, 2015 (pdf 303 kb)

  • Spring into a new sailing schedule
  • Recap of Vashon Ferry Trestle Rehabilitation Project community meetings
  • Meeting with the mayor of Seattle
  • Travels in the fleet
  • Save the date: Help welcome the new Olympic Class ferry Samish on May 20
  • Customer compliment

March 6, 2015 (pdf 361 kb)

  • Life-saving efforts recognized
  • Tacoma update
  • Interview with KUOW
  • Reminder: Upcoming community meetings for Vashon terminal
  • Senate approval of transportation package
  • Ferry travel is awesome
  • Spring ahead on Sunday
  • Customer compliment

February 27, 2015 (pdf 113 kb)

  • Thousands of ferry riders reserving spots to San Juan Islands
  • Vashon Terminal: Attend a community meeting to learn more about upcoming construction
  • Notices for customers of Colman Dock/Seattle Terminal
  • Fauntleroy customers: North ferry lane closed for two weeks
  • Get the latest facts…on the ferry system

February 20, 2015 (pdf 476 kb)

  • Seattle/Bainbridge: Plan ahead for Chilly Hilly
  • Bremerton/Seattle customers: Kitsap status
  • Muckleshoot Tribal Fish Commission
  • Bremerton wing wall completed
  • Expert response and Life Ring Award
  • Congrats WSF team on the 2014 Combined Fund Drive

February 13, 2015 (pdf 102 kb)

  • Reminder: Save your spot for Presidents' Day weekend, Feb. 13-16
  • Senate Transportation Committee meeting
  • Meeting with Suquamish tribe
  • Vashon terminal customers: Plan ahead for Feb. 12 through March 12
  • Customer compliment

February 6, 2015 (pdf 117 kb)

  • Ferry caucus meeting
  • Quarterly project review
  • Plan for reduced capacity on Edmonds/Kingston starting Feb. 9
  • Bainbridge terminal customers: Plan ahead for Feb. 9-28
  • Reduced speeds approaching Edmonds terminal
  • Save your spot: Presidents' Day weekend (Feb. 13-16)
  • Customer compliment

January 30, 2015 (pdf 379 kb)

  • Ferries renamed after the Seahawks
  • Life Ring Awards
  • Spokane to the rescue
  • Muckleshoot Fish Commission
  • Meeting with USCG
  • Meeting with WSP

January 23, 2015 (pdf 136 kb)

  • Ridership numbers for 2014
  • Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee
  • Reserve now for spring travel
  • Gray whale
  • Customer compliment

January 16, 2015 (pdf 325 kb)

  • Plan ahead for Sunday's Seahawks game
  • Vehicle reservations system update
  • House Transportation Committee presentation
  • Terminal preservation update
  • Customer compliment

January 9, 2015 (pdf 210 kb)

  • Intercept the rush – plan ahead for tomorrow's Seahawks game
  • A new way to enter Colman Dock starting Jan. 12
  • Farewell to Captain Ty Anderson and crew commendation
  • Vehicle reservations system reaches next milestone
  • Puyallup to the rescue
  • Joint Transportation Committee presentation
  • Meetings with mayors of Edmonds and Mukilteo
  • Fauntleroy customers: Barton Street Pump Station construction update
  • Customer compliment

December 19, 2014 (pdf 175 kb)

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Governor's transportation funding proposal
  • Quick thinking employees save a life
  • Puyallup passes inspection
  • Holiday cruise
  • Customer compliments

December 12, 2014 (pdf 429 kb)

  • Chimacum reaches milestone
  • Edmonds/Kingston route reduced capacity begins Dec. 12
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville route
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah route
  • Terminal operations tour
  • Meeting with Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Meeting with Muckleshoot Fish Commission
  • Toys for Tots drive
  • Holiday cruise for a good cause

December 5, 2014 (pdf 218 kb)

  • Why wait? Reserve now to the San Juan Islands
  • Delays and cancellations on Edmonds/Kingston
  • WSDOT senior leadership meeting
  • Seattle waterfront
  • Women in transportation event
  • Camera, lights, action and WSF
  • Federal Transportation Administration meeting
  • Customer compliment
  • Finding inspiration in your commute

Wall Street Journal: Seattle Architect Alan Maskin Finds Inspiration and a Vacation in the Same Boat. (pdf 1.07 MB)

November 21, 2014 (pdf 237 kb)

  • New Olympic Class ferry named Chimacum
  • Meet baby Zoe!
  • Plan ahead for Thanksgiving travel
  • Environmental efforts pay off
  • Service awards
  • Meeting with FAC chairs
  • Conversations with legislators
  • Customer compliments
  • Memorable meeting

November 14, 2014 (pdf 153 kb)

  • Tacoma repair status
  • Island travels – meeting with San Juan County Council
  • Vessel moves
  • New traffic cams in the works for Bainbridge terminal customers
  • Plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday traffic
  • Customer compliment

November 7, 2014 (pdf 180 kb)

  • Congratulations Captain Eckler and Issaquah crew
  • Way to go, Captain Little and the Yakima crew
  • Youngest ferry captain ever?
  • Ferry-based monitoring of Puget Sound currents
  • Meet and greets with legislators continue
  • Meeting with U.S. Coast Guard
  • Customer compliment

October 31, 2014 (pdf 77 kb)

  • Way to go, Captain Erland and crew!
  • Moment of silence observed
  • Fleet visits
  • Eagle Harbor Service Awards
  • New in the WSF spotlight

October 24, 2014 (pdf 77 kb)

  • Meet and greet with ferry district legislators
  • Vessel moves: thanks for your patience
  • Puyallup welcomes baby
  • IBU tour
  • Proposed changes to WSF's preferential loading rules
  • Trick-or-treat at Colman Dock
  • Customer compliments

October 17, 2014 (pdf 115 kb)

  • Welcome Governor Inslee
  • Plan ahead for smaller ferries on Edmonds/Kingston, Seattle/Bremerton and Seattle/Bainbridge Island routes
  • Meeting with staff and partners
  • Brass Bell Service Awards
  • Vehicle reservations outreach continues
  • WSF rescues kayaker
  • Los Angeles Times features "A Minute Away" video of Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry
  • Customer compliment: Caring and professional

October 10, 2014 (pdf 147 kb)

  • Welcome Secretary Foxx
  • Whidbey General Hospital awards ferry workers
  • Travels in the system
  • Conversations with labor partners
  • Vehicle reservations outreach events
  • Cast your vote for name of next ferry
  • Provide comments on preferential loading rules
  • Commending Southworth, Vashon, and Fauntleroy staff
  • Call of the sound: romance of foghorns endures
  • Customer compliments

October 3, 2014 (pdf 75 kb)

  • Travels in the fleet
  • Conversations with labor partners
  • Visit from National Transportation Safety Board
  • Tokitae work wraps up tonight
  • Marine naturalist presentations
  • Learn more about plans for a new Mukilteo terminal
  • Advertising update
  • Seattle Times Rant & Rave: Who let the dogs out

September 26, 2014 (239 kb PDF)

  • Welcome aboard
  • Coupeville terminal update
  • Crews modify Tokitae ramps this week
  • Yakima main engine repairs
  • Customer compliment: Professional and courteous

September 19, 2014 (pdf 79 kb)

  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21
  • Kitsap and Yakima expected to return to service next week
  • Vehicle reservations system San Juan Islands partnership meeting
  • Plan ahead for Oyster Run motorcycle rally in Anacortes
  • Tokitae crew assists in rescuing young passenger
  • Customer compliments
  • Thank you for your support

September 12, 2014 (202 kb)

  • Welcome Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith
  • Remembering 9/11: National Preparedness Month
  • Origin-destination survey results
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct and Waterfront Seattle Program tour
  • Customer compliments