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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 contact us via email: WSFWeeklyUpdate@wsdot.wa.gov

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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.

Aug. 15, 2019 (pdf 238 kb)

  • Extra sailing for San Juan County Fair livestock
  • Transforming the Mukilteo waterfront
  • Busy ferries this weekend for Kitsap County events
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 8, 2019 (pdf 230 kb)

  • A visit from Cal Maritime Academy
  • Reliability award for Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility
  • Transportation Commission approves ferry fare increase
  • Additional Orcas Island sailing for Doe Bay Fest

Aug. 1, 2019 (pdf 389 kb)

  • Quite the sight as Elwha sails into Seattle's Lake Union
  • Vehicle travel on our busiest route to improve in 2020
  • Fall vehicle reservations now available
  • Opening of new Clinton pickup and drop-off area delayed
  • Lane closure near Anacortes terminal Monday, Aug. 5

July 25, 2019 (pdf 328 kb)

  • We're now in our busiest time of the year!
  • Elwha to pass through Ballard Locks Monday, July 29
  • Presentation to Island County officials
  • Last weekend to comment on WSTC's proposed fares
  • Fall vehicle reservations open Tuesday, July 30
  • Closure of staging lane on Fauntleroy Way at Lincoln Park
  • Point Defiance terminal road work
  • Vehicle restrictions possible next week on Mukilteo/Clinton route

July 18, 2019 (pdf 404 kb)

  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association members learn about WSF
  • Big changes coming for Seattle walk-on passengers 
  • Our busiest weekend of the year?
  • Tribal canoe journey this week and next
  • Provide input on WSTC's proposed fares

July 11, 2019 (pdf 396 kb)

  • Fourth of July week ridership
  • Fleet Achievement Award presented to Tacoma 
  • 45 years of service!
  • Comments wanted on WSTC's proposed fares
  • Temporary schedule for Seattle ferries July 13-15
  • Vashon terminal repairs may affect vehicle traffic
  • Update on new Clinton pickup and drop-off area
  • New terminal engineering director

June 27, 2019 (pdf 407 kb)

  • Fourth of July week ferry travel
  • Temporary schedule for all sailings in and out of Seattle July 13-15
  • Loaning our dock to a worthy community cause
  • Farewell, Hyak!
  • Public comments wanted on proposed ferry fares
  • Exploring partnerships for Anacortes terminal improvements
  • Possible restrictions for large vehicles next week on Mukilteo/Clinton route
  • Crab pot lines and ferries don’t mix
  • WSF celebrates pride

June 20, 2019 (pdf 383 kb)

  • Summer to begin with fewer vessels in WSF fleet
  • South Korea dignitaries, U.S. Coast Guard official tour Tacoma and our maintenance facility
  • WSF Teamwork Award
  • Seeking input on food vendors at new Mukilteo terminal
  • Summer schedule begins Sunday, June 23
  • Lane closures near Seattle's Colman Dock
  • Final night of Fauntleroy sailing cancelations

June 13, 2019 (pdf 526 kb)

  • New Mukilteo terminal construction update
  • WSF customer service team tours Seattle terminal
  • Middle school students enjoy ferry to Bremerton
  • Vessel reliability awards for Sealth and Tokitae
  • Late-night Fauntleroy canceled sailings
  • One-boat service on Mukilteo/Clinton route Tuesday, June 18
  • Vashon Highway delays for guardrail work
  • Welcome aboard to our new HR leader
  • Marine naturalists return to select sailings
  • Summer schedule online, print version out soon

June 6, 2019 (pdf 428 kb)

  • Vessel reliability awards
  • Canceled sailings in and out of Fauntleroy
  • Ticket seller retires after 51 years from WSF
  • Happy birthday to us!
  • Additional staff hours at Kingston terminal
  • Vashon Sheepdog Classic this weekend
  • Orca Month
  • Protecting orcas by slowing down

May 30, 2019 (pdf 249 kb)

  • Wenatchee strikes whale in Elliott Bay
  • Public meetings in Friday Harbor and on Vashon Island
  • Memorial Day weekend ridership
  • SR 525 nighttime work on Whidbey Island
  • Restrictions for vehicles possible on Mukilteo/Clinton route

May 23, 2019 (pdf 600 kb)

  • Memorial Day weekend travel
  • Governor signs 2019-2021 transportation budget
  • Public meetings in Southworth and Mukilteo
  • New chief of staff completes ordinary seaman training
  • Two successful rescues in six months for Bremerton crew
  • Mukilteo terminal work expanding into water
  • National Maritime Day
  • Sustainability Action Plan presentation
  • Bicycling is for everyone

May 16, 2019 (pdf 287 kb)

  • Public meetings in Anacortes and San Juan Islands
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • Seattle Fire Department honors WSF crews for role in rescue
  • Training new employees on safety and security
  • Obey signs at new Mukilteo terminal site
  • Anacortes parking lot back open
  • 4-hour delays on US 101 near Lake Crescent

May 9, 2019 (pdf 395 kb)

  • Public meetings in Bremerton and Bainbridge Island
  • Public Service Recognition Week
  • Seattle Goodwill Youth Maritime Program tour
  • Saturday road work near Clinton terminal
  • Additional Port Townsend/Coupeville service begins Sunday, May 12
  • 2nd tier of Memorial Day weekend reservations
  • Customer kudos

May 2, 2019 (pdf 322 kb)

  • Two public meetings this week, two more next week
  • Transportation officials tour our maintenance facility
  • Public meetings kick off next week
  • 2019-2021 state transportation budget
  • We're one of the most scenic ferry rides in U.S.!
  • National Bike to Work Month
  • Boating season opens this Saturday, May 4

April 25, 2019 (pdf 411 kb)

  • Action plan for a sustainable ferry system released
  • Summer vehicle reservations now open
  • Public meetings kick off next week
  • A very ferry edition of Seattle Met magazine
  • Tour de Lopez bike event Saturday, April 27
  • Peak season surcharge begins May 1
  • US 101 road work near Port Discovery

April 18, 2019 (pdf 488 kb)

  • Nicole McIntosh begins new role as chief of staff May 1
  • Brothers receive Life Ring Award for rescuing boater
  • No job too big for Washington State Ferries
  • Summer reservations available Tuesday
  • Anacortes parking lot closed for repaving
  • Customer kudos

April 11, 2019 (pdf 379 kb)

  • Update on new "Triangle" schedule route
  • WSF at WSDOT Worker Memorial
  • New Mukilteo terminal now visible on waterfront
  • Upcoming meetings in ferry communities
  • City of Bainbridge Island road work
  • WSF Twitter account reaches 30,000 followers

April 4, 2019 (pdf 302 kb)

  • Congratulations to our next generation of employees
  • New Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth schedule begins
  • Seasonal service to Canada returns with a celebration
  • Welcome aboard, Naval Command College!
  • Save the date! Public meetings coming to ferry communities
  • Colman Dock construction update

March 28, 2019 (pdf 536 kb)

  • New Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth schedule starts Sunday
  • What was that ferry doing there?
  • Congratulations to our #WSFHaiku contest winner!
  • Spring sailing schedule begins Sunday
  • WSDOT Environmental Director's Award
  • Weekday Hood Canal Bridge closures continue through April 5

March 21, 2019 (pdf 269 kb)

  • Fleet Achievement and Reliability Awards
  • Assistant Secretary's Award
  • Awards for years of service
  • Preparing for new "Triangle" route schedule
  • Daytime Hood Canal Bridge closures March 25 to April 5
  • Haiku contest voting

March 14, 2019 (pdf 434 kb)

  • Women's History Month
  • Women's Transportation Seminar award
  • Awards for years of service
  • New "Triangle" route schedule begins March 31
  • Popular Mukilteo pedestrian trail to close until fall
  • WSF in latest Washington Driver Guide
  • Haiku contest finalists to be revealed next week

March 7, 2019 (pdf 413 kb)

  • Welcome aboard, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant!
  • Checking out construction progress at Colman Dock
  • Congressman Rick Larsen tours Mukilteo terminal site
  • Awards for years of service
  • Viaduct demolition near Colman Dock
  • Update on new Clinton pickup and drop-off area
  • Daylight saving time begins Sunday
  • One more day to submit your haiku!

Feb. 28, 2019 (pdf 255 kb)

  • Happy 60th birthday, Tillikum!
  • Haiku contest submission period next week
  • Concrete crushing in Mukilteo

Feb. 21, 2019 (pdf 240 kb)

  • Navigating Colman Dock during viaduct demolition
  • Chilly Hilly bike ride on Bainbridge Island Sunday
  • Haiku contest returning!
  • Agate Pass Bridge work through March 1
  • Hood Canal Bridge closure tonight

Feb. 14, 2019 (pdf 706 kb)

  • We love our dedicated employees!
  • And, we love our customers!
  • Puget Sound Regional Council presentation
  • Capt. Marsha Morse featured in Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
  • SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge delays Feb. 19 to March 1
  • WSF job love
  • REMINDER: SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge closures
  • Customer kudos

Feb. 7, 2019 (pdf 402 kb)

  • Wild winter weather!
  • Lopez Island terminal repairs
  • Construction coming soon near the Clinton terminal
  • SR 99 Tunnel opens!
  • SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge delays Feb. 19 to March 1
  • Vehicle reservations for spring schedule available Tuesday, Feb. 12
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 31, 2019 (pdf 417 kb)

  • Coast Guard tours construction at Seattle terminal
  • Planning meeting about upcoming work at Clinton terminal
  • How you drive between Colman Dock and SR 99 may change this weekend
  • House Transportation Committee presentation
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 24, 2019 (pdf 406 kb)

  • Annual ferry ridership swells to nearly 25 million
  • Ferry commute mode shift changes during first week of SR 99 closure
  • Farewell to Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa
  • 2019 legislative session begins
  • Hood Canal Bridge closure tonight
  • Customer kudos

2018 Year in Review (pdf 922 kb)

Jan. 10, 2019 (pdf 350 kb)

  • SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct closure outreach
  • Construction begins on new Mukilteo terminal building
  • WSF holds first public outreach meeting of the year in Friday Harbor
  • 2019 legislative session starts Monday, Jan. 14
  • Maritime innovation initiative
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 3, 2019 (pdf 509 kb)

  • Happy New Year!
  • 2040 Long Range Plan released today
  • Plan for SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct closure
  • Winter schedule begins Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Public meeting Jan. 9 in Friday Harbor
  • Customer kudos

Dec. 20, 2018 (pdf 285 kb)

  • Happy holidays!
  • Watch supervisors visit Seattle's Colman Dock
  • WSF Stewardship Award
  • Holiday Cruise for People with Disabilities
  • Customer kudos

Dec. 13, 2018 (pdf 287 kb)

  • Governor's electric ferries proposal
  • Revised "Triangle" route draft schedule available for review and comment
  • Vessels and terminals report in WSDOT Gray Notebook
  • Joint Transportation Committee presentation
  • Toys for Tots donation
  • Customer kudos

Dec. 6, 2018 (pdf 443 kb)

  • Modern ferry terminal coming to Mukilteo
  • Four honored with Life Ring Awards this week
  • Presentation at Bainbridge Island City Council Meeting
  • Visit to I-90 Snoqualmie Pass
  • Long Range Plan community engagement summary now available
  • Canceled sailings into and out of Southworth
  • Vehicle reservations for Christmas weekend travel
  • Winter schedule online, printed version out soon

Nov. 29, 2018 (pdf 346 kb)

  • Thanksgiving travel recap
  • WSF honored for environmental, design excellence
  • SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge overnight closures
  • Toys for Tots
  • Chinook Book offer
  • Thank you 12s!

Nov. 15, 2018 (pdf 319 kb)

  • Thanksgiving travel rush
  • Colman Dock in Seattle about to shrink even more
  • Executive Team tours Mukilteo/Clinton route
  • Floating pep rally today, Nov. 15
  • New ticket kiosks
  • Movember 2018

Nov. 8, 2018 (pdf 280 kb)

  • A salute to all veterans this weekend
  • Floating pep rally returns for Thursday Night Football
  • One more day to comment on draft Triangle schedule
  • Presentation to local Boy Scouts
  • US 101 delays next week in Olympic National Park
  • Go Sounders!

Nov. 1, 2018 (pdf 291 kb)

  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, BC route back to full four-boat schedule starting Sunday, Nov. 4
  • Triangle Route schedule update still out for public comment
  • Movember 2018: The search for 'staches
  • Daylight saving time reminder
  • Sounders flags
  • Customer kudos

Oct. 25, 2018 (pdf 377 kb)

  • Draft "Triangle" route sailing schedule out for public comment through Nov. 9
  • Repeat of temporary weekend ferry schedule on Seattle routes Oct. 27-28
  • Bittersweet retirements
  • Free parking at Anacortes terminal
  • #FerryFotoContest winner
  • Trick-or-Treat at Colman Dock Sunday, Oct. 28
  • Hairy ferries return
  • Customer kudos

Oct. 18, 2018 (pdf 336 kb)

  • Don't forget! Temporary schedule this weekend for all sailings in and out of Seattle
  • Reduced service on Anacortes/San Juan Islands route Oct. 22 to Nov. 4
  • Draft is out for new “Triangle Route” schedule
  • 2040 Draft Long Range Plan online open house available through Oct. 25
  • Help choose our next sailing schedule cover
  • Customer kudos

Oct. 11, 2018 (pdf 277 kb)

  • Alaskan Way traffic switch in front our Seattle terminal this weekend
  • Temporary weekend sailing schedule on Seattle routes Oct. 20-21
  • Public meetings on new “Triangle Route” schedule
  • Final Long Range Plan open house tonight
  • #FerryFotoContest voting next week on Twitter
  • Customer kudos

Oct. 4, 2018 (pdf 515 kb)

  • Newest ferry Suquamish enters service!
  • Outreach continues for Draft Long Range Plan
  • Remembering our co-worker Katie Phillips
  • Construction milestone for new Mukilteo terminal
  • Meetings to discuss "Triangle Route" schedule
  • One more day to tweet #FerryFotoContest photos
  • New state-of-the-art sign at Anacortes terminal
  • What's that floating crane at Bainbridge terminal?
  • Extra sailings for the Orcas Island Film Festival
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 28, 2018 (pdf 912 kb)

  • Celebrating our newest ferry, Suquamish!
  • Mark your calendar: Public meetings to discuss new Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth sailing schedule
  • Comment on draft plan to save local orca whales
  • Twitter photo contest
  • Fall sailing schedule starts Sunday, Sept. 30
  • Changes to vehicle holding lanes in Seattle
  • Sidewalk closure near Bainbridge terminal
  • Draft Long Range Plan outreach continues
  • Video tour of San Juans with Chief Mate Donna Tegnell
  • Customer kudos
  • Weekly Update moving to Thursday release

Sept. 21, 2018 (pdf 531 kb)

  • Construction update: New vehicle holding areas and slip changes at Colman Dock
  • Share your comments on WSF Draft Long Range Plan
  • WSF Leadership Award
  • TOMORROW: Suquamish Community Celebration
  • Expect lots of motorcycles on board Sunday, Sept. 23
  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 30
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 14, 2018 (pdf 315 kb)

  • Share your comments on the Draft Long Range Plan!
  • Grounding sidelines Salish
  • A summer of 8.6 million riders!
  • Suquamish Community Celebration a week away
  • National Drive Electric Week
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 7, 2018 (pdf 396 kb)

  • 2040 Draft Long Range Plan open houses - join us!
  • WSDOT Deputy Transportation Secretary Keith Metcalf visits WSF
  • Congratulations to our new terminal supervisors!
  • Mark your calendar for the Suquamish Community Celebration!
  • Events galore near our terminals this weekend
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 24, 2018 (pdf 333 kb)

  • Anacortes/Sidney, BC service canceled through Wednesday, Aug. 29, for repairs to Hyak
  • Changes ahead at Seattle terminal for customers walking off Bainbridge ferries
  • You're invited to the Suquamish Community Celebration!
  • Another busy weekend ahead for ferry travel
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 17, 2018 (pdf 309 kb)

  • Meeting to discuss changes for the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route
  • Save the Date for the Suquamish Community Celebration!
  • Mark your calendar! 2040 Long Range Plan open houses
  • Hybrid electric conversion experts tour WSF
  • Fauntleroy terminal work
  • Upcoming events in Kitsap County
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 10, 2018 (pdf 465 kb)

  • Hello from aboard our newest vessel, Suquamish!
  • One of our own selected for emerging leaders in transportation program
  • Street closures near Colman Dock
  • Vashon paving update
  • San Juan County Fair
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 3, 2018 (pdf 275 kb)

  • We're in high demand right now!
  • Huge floating crane arrives at Colman Dock
  • NCDOT ferry and terminals tour
  • Fall vehicle reservations
  • Doe Bay Fest
  • Seafair fun in Elliott Bay

July 27, 2018 (pdf 272 kb)

  • Hello Suquamish!
  • Pedestrian safety at Colman Dock
  • 50-year service award
  • Fall vehicle reservations
  • Our busiest time of year!
  • Vashon paving update

July 20, 2018 (pdf 333 kb)

  • Did you spot Suquamish sailing in the Sound?
  • Long Range Plan update
  • Terminal Engineering and Chetzemoka service awards
  • Annual Tribal Canoe Journey
  • SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge closures
  • Expect extra busy weekend due to festivals

July 13, 2018 (pdf 283 kb)

  • Busy start to summer
  • Bainbridge overhead walkway replacement outreach
  • Tour of Mukilteo construction site
  • Fan-tastic news from inside our Seattle terminal
  • Vashon paving update
  • Customer kudos

June 29, 2018 (pdf 296 kb)

  • Fourth of July holiday week travel
  • New drive-on entrance at Seattle ferry terminal starts Sunday
  • Crab pot lines and ferries don't mix
  • Learn more about plans to replace the Bainbridge Island terminal overhead loading
  • Ride Transit Month prize giveaway
  • Vashon paving update
  • Naturalists provide whale information on sailings
  • Customer kudos
  • Next Weekly Update will be Friday, July 13

June 22, 2018 (pdf 203 kb)

  • South Jackson Street drive-on entrance at Colman Dock begins July 1
  • What we heard: Long Range Plan public input
  • Triangle Route Improvement Task Force meeting
  • WSF celebrates pride
  • Summer schedule begins Sunday, June 24
  • Vashon Island Paving Project
  • Ride Transit Month

June 15, 2018 (pdf 269 kb)

  • Colman Dock update
  • Greening the Fleet: Green Marine and Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force
  • Executive team tours Seattle/Bainbridge Island route
  • 2018 WSF Teamwork Award recipient
  • Correction: Cal Maritime Academy cadet story
  • Extra Mariners post-game sailings
  • 30 years of service award
  • AED Lunch and Learn
  • Seattle Times "Rave"

June 8, 2018 (pdf 224 kb)

  • Colman Dock Project Outreach
  • New Cal Maritime Academy Cadets
  • Kennewick, Puyallup, Tillikum earn 2017 Reliability Awards
  • Extra Mariners post-game sailing
  • June is Ride Transit Month!
  • Regional Passenger Ferry Summit
  • Customer kudos

June 1, 2018 (pdf 418 kb)

  • Happy 67th Birthday, WSF!
  • Memorial Day Weekend Travel recap
  • Meet your Colman Dock Project team
  • Wenatchee 2017 Vessel Awards
  • Mark your calendar: Summer schedule begins on June 24
  • Driving from I-5 to the Coupeville or Anacortes terminal?
  • Customer kudos

May 25, 2018 (pdf 141 kb)

  • Memorial Day Weekend Travel
  • New summer service plan
  • Chetzemoka 2017 Vessel Service Reliability Award
  • Mukilteo/Clinton Low Tide Alerts
  • National Maritime Day
  • San Juan Islands and Coupeville ferry travelers

May 18, 2018 (pdf 155 kb)

  • "Wear it" life jacket event aboard the Walla Walla
  • Provide comment on the first round of Long Range Plan outreach by May 24
  • Washington Women in Trades Career Fair
  • Pro tip: Avoid crowds inside the Seattle terminal, plan to arrive five or ten minutes before your sailing
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah service disruption
  • Bainbridge Island Terminal Overhead loading repairs

May 11, 2018 (pdf 162 kb)

  • May is Bike to Work Month
  • Tons of progress in Mukilteo
  • Fauntleroy terminal paving nighttime work completed
  • Long Range Plan public outreach update
  • Public Service Recognition Week, May 6-12
  • Additional Port Townsend/Coupeville service begins Sunday
  • King County paving work begins near Tahlequah terminal
  • 40 years of service award

May 4, 2018 (pdf 191 kb)

  • Spike in summer reservations
  • Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force
  • Long Range Plan public outreach continues
  • Welcome new engine room employees
  • Opening Day of Boating Season
  • Norwegian delegation visits Seattle
  • Haiku contest winner
  • Peak Season Surcharge in effect May 1 through Sept. 30

April 27, 2018 (pdf 217 kb)

  • Take Your Child to Work Day in Mukilteo
  • Yakima service update
  • Tokitae Vessel Service Reliability Award
  • 2040 Long Range Plan update
  • Fauntleroy terminal paving
  • Terminal employee featured in the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
  • Customer kudos

April 20, 2018 (pdf 203 kb)

  • 2040 Long Range Plan update
  • Meeting with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
  • Improving pick-up and drop-off at the Clinton Ferry Terminal
  • Northbound I-5 reduced to two lanes April 20-23
  • Summer reservations available Tuesday, April 24
  • Customer kudos

April 13, 2018 (pdf 296 kb)

  • Puyallup rescue
  • 2017 Life ring award recognition
  • Saving fuel costs and the environment, one knot at a time
  • Executive team rides Anacortes/Sidney BC route
  • Fauntleroy Paving Project
  • 2040 Long Range Plan open houses begin next week - participate in the online open house now
  • SR 20 work continues between Anacortes and Whidbey Island
  • Customer kudos

April 6, 2018 (pdf 193 kb)

  • Congratulations to new mates
  • WSDOT Worker's Memorial
  • Fauntleroy terminal paving begins Monday, April 9
  • Seasonal service returns to Anacortes/Sidney, BC route
  • SR 20 construction near Coupeville ferry terminal
  • Mark your calendar! 2040 Long Range Plan open houses

March 30, 2018 (pdf 150 kb)

  • Governor Inslee signs transportation budget
  • Changes inside the Seattle ferry terminal
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth Task Force update
  • No fooling, spring schedule begins April 1
  • Holiday weekend service update
  • Mariners Opening Day aboard the Wenatchee

March 23, 2018 (pdf 133 kb)

  • Remembering Katie Phillips
  • Point Defiance/Tahlequah service disruption
  • Years of service milestones
  • Congratulations to our #WSFHaiku contest winner!
  • Bicycle safety during Colman Dock construction
  • Customer kudos

March 16, 2018 (pdf 200 kb)

  • Upcoming 2040 Long Range Plan open houses
  • Governor Inslee signs Orca executive order
  • Assistant Secretary Award
  • Legislative session wraps up
  • Mark your calendar! 2040 Long Range Plan open houses
  • BNSF railroad work near Edmonds Terminal early Sunday, March 18
  • Haiku contest voting

March 9, 2018 (pdf 248 kb)

  • Life ring award
  • Infant at work program
  • Smaller Seattle terminal starts now
  • Haiku contest update
  • Seattle Maritime Academy info session and tour
  • Daylight savings time

March 2, 2018 (pdf 266 kb)

  • Summer service contingency plan
  • Mukilteo Terminal Project update
  • Winter weather
  • Poet and want to show it?
  • Reminder for Bainbridge Island and Bremerton customers
  • 45 year service award
  • Women's Transportation Seminar Puget Sound Chapter award
  • Seattle Times "Rave"

Feb. 23, 2018 (pdf 195 kb)

  • 2017 Fleet Achievement and Vessel Reliability Awards
  • Colman Dock construction update
  • California Maritime Academy Recruitment Fair
  • Haiku cover contest
  • Chilly Hilly on Sunday
  • SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge work continues

Feb. 16, 2018 (pdf 166 kb)

  • Colman Dock construction update
  • Big changes coming to the Seattle terminal building
  • Visit to Vigor Shipyard
  • Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Mark your calendar: Chilly Hilly Sunday, Feb. 25
  • Upcoming SR 20 projects
  • Customer kudos

2017 Year in Review (pdf 586 kb)

Feb. 2, 2018 (pdf 146 kb)

  • Salish slide deployment
  • Passenger Vessel Association Annual Convention
  • NOAA visit to WSF
  • Kaleetan tows drifting sailboat
  • Spring reservations available
  • Construction work near the Fauntleroy Terminal
  • Upcoming SR 305 Agate Pass bridge cleaning

Jan. 26, 2018 (pdf 158 kb)

  • Emergency shut down of Anacortes terminal yesterday
  • Colman Dock construction update
  • Man Overboard on the Puyallup
  • Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project night work
  • 35 year service award
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 19, 2018 (pdf 187 kb)

  • 2017 ferry ridership up 250,000 to 15-year high
  • Life ring award
  • Perry Technical Institute visit and tour
  • Winter galley hours
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day artwork
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 12, 2018 (pdf 146 kb)

  • Moving ahead on the Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project
  • Spring highway construction will affect San Juan Islands and north Whidbey Island vacationers
  • 2018 Legislative session
  • 30 year service award
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 5, 2018 (pdf 247 kb)

  • Suquamish christening
  • WSF Stewardship Award
  • Winter schedule begins Sunday, Jan. 7
  • The joys of commuting aboard a Washington state ferry
  • Kudos from Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar

Dec. 22, 2017 (pdf 159 kb)

  • Holiday travel
  • 2040 Long Range Plan
  • Colman Dock project update
  • Years of service milestones
  • Customer kudos
  • Next weekly Jan. 5

Dec. 15, 2017 (pdf 222 kb)

  • Issaquah repairs
  • AFECT Holiday Cruise
  • Friday Harbor Ferry Worker Appreciation Day
  • 30 years of service milestones
  • Governor's Maritime Innovation Advisory Council- Maritime Blue
  • Joint Transportation Committee presentation
  • Triangle Task Force update
  • Customer kudos

Dec. 8, 2017 (pdf 248 kb)

  • Sailing schedule changes outreach
  • Life ring award
  • WSDOT Gray Notebook
  • Life saving event
  • Toys for Tots
  • 40 years of service
  • 30 years of service

Dec. 1, 2017 (pdf 192 kb)

  • Colman Dock project update
  • Thanksgiving travel recap
  • Seahawks pep rally
  • Ferry Advisory Committee meetings
  • Mukilteo Terminal community outreach
  • Sounders flags

Nov. 17, 2017 (pdf 472 kb)

  • Thanksgiving travel
  • Stormy seas and customer kudos
  • Talking to students about WSF
  • Floating pep rally returns for Monday Night Football in Seattle
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth FAQs
  • Changes to Bainbridge and Bremerton winter schedules
  • Mukilteo Terminal construction update
  • Executive Team off site meeting
  • King County construction on Vashon Island along 103 Ave SW
  • Next Weekly Update will be December 1

Nov. 3, 2017 (pdf 352 kb)

  • Orcas Island Park and Ride opening
  • Hairy Ferries this Movember
  • Mukilteo Terminal construction update
  • Staff Chief Engineer meeting
  • Seattle Sounders join us on the Sound!
  • Congratulations to our #FerryFotoContest winner!
  • Thank you to all our veterans
  • New bike lanes on the Tacoma
  • Commemorative Colman Dock pile installed
  • Daylight savings time reminder
  • 30 years of service
  • Happy Halloween!
  • Next Weekly Update November 17

Oct. 27, 2017 (pdf 297 kb)

  • Suquamish moves from drydock to dockside
  • Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility visit
  • Learn more about the history of Colman Dock
  • Last chance to choose our next sailing schedule cover
  • Trick-or-Treat at Colman Dock on Sunday, Oct. 29
  • Customer kudos

Oct. 20, 2017 (pdf 260 kb)

  • Colman Dock construction celebration
  • Spokane's new topside paint
  • Help us select the next sailing schedule cover!
  • 2017 Pacific Maritime Magazine Ferries Conference
  • WSF employee in Puerto Rico assisting with disaster relief
  • Halloween on the Seattle Waterfront

Oct. 6, 2017 (pdf 185 kb)

  • Service update
  • Twitter photo contest
  • Triangle Task Force update
  • Next Weekly Update will be Friday, Oct. 20
  • 35 years of service
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 29, 2017 (pdf 193 kb)

  • Fall schedule and fare changes begin Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Centerplate commissary opens in Bremerton
  • Seattle Times Cool Job: Captain Mike Schilling
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 22, 2017 (pdf 189 kb)

  • Washington State Transportation Committee Meeting in Friday Harbor
  • Pile driving work begins on south side of Colman Dock
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings follow up
  • Plan ahead for the Oyster Run motorcycle rally this weekend
  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 15, 2017 (pdf 246 kb)

  • Seahawks first home game
  • Colman Dock update
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings next week
  • Fall schedule begins Sunday, Oct. 1
  • 40 years of service award
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 8, 2017 (pdf 277 kb)

  • Hyak back, full service scheduled on all routes this weekend, Sept. 8-10
  • Mark your calendar for upcoming Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth public meetings
  • Back to school!
  • Chinook Book offer
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 1, 2017 (pdf 217 kb)

  • Labor day weekend travel and service updates
  • Mukilteo Terminal project construction kick off
  • Modified Kaleetan schedule
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 25, 2017 (pdf 249 kb)

  • Anacortes/Sidney ferry service canceled Wednesday, Aug. 30, for repairs to Hyak
  • Solar sailing on the Chimacum
  • Modified Kaleetan schedule begins Saturday, Aug. 26
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville service disruptions
  • 45 years with WSF
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 18, 2017 (pdf 244 kb)

  • Suquamish superstructure arrives in Seattle
  • Kaleetan running on reduced power
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville service disruptions
  • 45 years with WSF
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 11, 2017 (pdf 134 kb)

  • San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville service disruptions
  • Colman Dock update
  • Seafair and the Blue Angels
  • Customer kudos

Aug. 4, 2017 (pdf 164 kb)

  • Colman Dock Project update
  • Kaleetan offers assistance
  • ECHO Program
  • Make reservations now for fall travel
  • 35 Years of Service award
  • Customer kudos

July 28, 2017 (pdf 127 kb)

  • Anacortes/San Juan Islands route update
  • Fall cover contest winner
  • Star-studded sailings
  • Overnight closures of SR 526 this weekend
  • Customer kudos

July 21, 2017 (pdf 187 kb)

  • Emergency schedule for Anacortes/San Juan Islands route
  • Service Awards presented to Terminal Engineering staff
  • Tribal Canoe Journey
  • Traffic control training
  • Seattle passenger-only ferry changes
  • Vashon Strawberry Festival this weekend
  • Woodland Park Zoo Day
  • Seattle Waterfront Connex
  • Customer kudos

July 14, 2017 (pdf 188 kb)

  • Orcas Terminal Grand Opening
  • Colman Dock Update
  • Message from the Triangle Route Task Force
  • The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) needs your feedback
  • Customer kudos

June 30, 2017 (pdf 148 kb)

  • Fourth of July weekend travel
  • Colman Dock project update
  • Orcas Island terminal grand opening
  • Take Your Child to Work ferry tour
  • Chimacum Community Celebration
  • Summer schedule artwork
  • Seattle Times "Rave"
  • Next Weekly Update will be Friday, July 14

June 23, 2017 (pdf 366 kb)

  • Celebrating Chimacum!
  • Summer schedule begins Sunday, June 25
  • Learn more about upcoming construction at Colman Dock

June 16, 2017 (pdf 232 kb)

  • Changes to Fauntleroy traffic patterns begin June 19
  • Chimacum Community Celebration on June 22
  • Learn more about upcoming construction at Colman Dock
  • Summer schedule begins Sunday, June 25
  • Public comments wanted on ferry fares
  • Tune in to 88.5 FM KNKX on Saturday
  • Whidbey Island paving update
  • Customer kudos

June 9, 2017 (pdf 232 kb)

  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth improvements continue
  • Learn about upcoming Colman Dock construction
  • June is Orca Month in Washington
  • Whidbey Island
  • Chimacum Community Celebration, June 22
  • Customer Kudos

June 2, 2017 (pdf 251 kb)

  • Memorial Day weekend travel recap
  • Fleet Reliability Award present to the Kitsap
  • Vashon and Southworth Ferry Advisory Committee meetings
  • Triangle Route Improvement Task Force upcoming meeting
  • Mark your calendar for the Chimacum Community Celebration!
  • Customer kudos

May 26, 2017 (pdf 282 kb)

  • Triangle Route and Seattle/Bremerton Service update
  • You're invited to the Chimacum Community Celebration!
  • Ordinary Seaman training
  • Fleet Reliability and Achievement Awards
  • Memorial Day weekend travel
  • Washington State Transportation budget
  • Updates on operational improvements at the Fauntleroy terminal
  • Customer kudos

May 5, 2017 (pdf 208 kb) 

  • Fleet Reliability Award presented to the Puyallup
  • May is Bike to Work Month
  • Next Weekly Update will be Friday, May 26
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration
  • Triangle Task Force update
  • Customer kudos

April 28, 2017 (pdf 173 kb)

  • Fleet Reliability Awards presented to the Hyak and Tillikum
  • Meeting with the Bremerton Ferry Advisory Committee
  • Tollbooth training
  • Summer schedule and vehicle reservations available now
  • Fare changes begin Monday, May 1

April 21, 2017 (pdf 247 kb)

  • WSDOT Communications Conference
  • Improving service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/
    Southworth route
  • Orca spotted on the Seattle/Bainbridge route
  • Elwha hard landing at Lopez Island
  • Mukilteo/Clinton schedule update
  • Customer kudos

April 14, 2017 (pdf 434 kb)

  • Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton visit
  • WSDOT Worker's Memorial
  • Summer Cover Contest Winner Announced
  • Chimacum update
  • Electronic Fare System training
  • Customer Kudos

April 7, 2017 (pdf 246 kb)

  • New ferry Chimacum joins the fleet!
  • Visit to the San Juan Islands
  • Seasonal service returns to Anacortes/Sidney, BC route
  • Reminder: Cover contest submissions due Monday!
  • Mukilteo/Clinton Outreach update
  • Customer kudos

March 31, 2017 (pdf 148 kb)

  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth task force update
  • Visiting with our Customer Service Department
  • Welcome new on-call terminal staff
  • Farewell to the Evergreen State
  • Mukilteo/Clinton proposed schedule changes
  • Spring schedule begins Sunday

March 24, 2017 (pdf 146 kb)

  • Chimacum sea trials
  • Ferry Caucus meeting
  • Sailing schedule cover art contest
  • Mukilteo/Clinton proposed schedule changes
  • Spring schedule begins April 2
  • WSF managers meeting
  • Customer kudos

March 17, 2017 (pdf 178 kb)

  • Mukilteo/Clinton proposed schedule changes open house
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Change of Command ceremony
  • Triangle Route Improvement Task Force update
  • Spring schedule begins April 2
  • Hood Canal Bridge work begins tomorrow
  • Customer kudos

March 10, 2017 (pdf 189 kb)

  • The Hyak turns 50!
  • Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday
  • Island County paving project open house March 14
  • Point Defiance restroom closure

March 3, 2017 (pdf 215 kb)

  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth task force update
  • Fauntleroy terminal repairs
  • Sale of the Evergreen State
  • New Customer Service call center hours
  • Customer Kudos

Feb. 24, 2017 (pdf 179 kb)

  • Chelan repairs
  • Life Ring award
  • Wednesday in Olympia
  • Mark your calendar: Chilly Hilly this Sunday
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth task force update

Feb. 17, 2017 (pdf 163 kb)

  • Governor Inslee recognizes life ring award recipients
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route tour
  • Meeting the chairs of our Ferry Advisory Committees
  • This little piggy went to Orcas
  • Mukilteo open house recap
  • SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge cleaning

Feb. 10, 2017 (pdf 152 kb)

  • Tour of the Seattle Maritime Academy
  • Visit to Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility
  • Mukilteo ferry terminal open house Feb. 15
  • Goodbye to the beloved "Baby" Hiyu
  • Happy Valentine's Day!
  • SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge cleaning
  • Customer

Feb. 3, 2017 (pdf 576 kb)

  • Hello, Washington State Ferries...
  • Spring sailing schedule cover contest winner
  • Love is in the air, and at sea
  • SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge cleaning
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth task force update

Jan. 27, 2017 (pdf 457 kb) 

  • Goodbye, Ferries...and thank you!
  • Spring reservations available Thursday, Feb. 2
  • Spring sailing schedule cover contest winner announced
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth task force update
  • Customer kudos

Jan. 20, 2017 (pdf 201 kb)

  • The Voyage Ahead: Welcome to our new WSF leader, Amy Scarton
  • Life ring awards for Point Defiance/Tahlequah crew
  • 2016 Ridership numbers
  • Spring reservations available Feb. 1
  • Kitsap's passenger ferry makes ceremonial first crossing
  • We're hiring

Jan. 13, 2017 (pdf 145 kb)

  • Employee Profile: Marsha Morse
  • Happy Blue Friday!
  • Don't forget! Grades 6-8 sailing schedule cover contest
  • Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Customer Kudos  

Jan. 6, 2017 (pdf 141 kb)

  • Seahawks Blue Friday rally today and extra sailing tomorrow
  • Winter schedule begins Sunday, Jan. 8
  • Spring cover contest
  • Happy New Year!
  • Customer kudos

Dec. 23, 2016 (pdf 156 kb)

  • Holiday travel
  • Life ring awards for Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth medical incident
  • Happy holidays!
  • Career Fair at local high school
  • Last call: Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth task force applications
  • Kitsap Sun kudos
  • Customer kudos

Dec. 16, 2016 (pdf 220 kb)

  • Sounders' MLS Cup takes a ferry ride
  • Annual holiday charity cruise
  • Temporary weight restrictions on Edmonds/Kingston until further notice
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth improvement project update
  • Seattle Humane pet adoption today at Colman Dock
  • Toys for Tots

Dec. 9, 2016 (pdf 168 kb)

  • Farewell Ferries
  • Seattle Humane pet adoption next Friday at Colman Dock
  • Happy 50th Birthday, Hyak!
  • Sounders flag flying for MLS Cup
  • Extra sailings for the Seahawks on Thursday
  • Customer Kudos

Dec. 2, 2016 (pdf 363 kb)

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

Nov. 18, 2016 (pdf 261 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

Nov. 4, 2016 (pdf 198 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

Oct. 28, 2016 (pdf 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

Oct. 21, 2016 (pdf 161 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

Oct. 14, 2016 (pdf 176 kb)

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

Oct. 7, 2016 (pdf 178 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

Sept. 30, 2016 (pdf 171 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

Sept. 23, 2016 (pdf 219 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

Sept. 16, 2016 (pdf 341 kb)

  • Chimacum christening
  • Fall sailing schedule
  • Customer kudos

Sept. 9, 2016 (pdf 227 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

Sept. 1, 2016 (pdf 431 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

Aug. 19, 2016 (pdf 297 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

Aug. 12, 2016 (pdf 171 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

Aug. 5, 2016 (pdf 308 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 (pdf 289 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 (pdf 269 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 (pdf 455 kb)

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

July 8, 2016 (pdf 316 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 (pdf 530 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 (pdf 359 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 (pdf 292 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 (pdf 337 kb)

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

May 26, 2016 (pdf 389 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 (pdf 337 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 (pdf 347 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 (pdf 324 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 (pdf 347 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 (pdf 169 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 (pdf 484 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 (pdf 344 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 (pdf 273 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 (pdf 382 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 (pdf 173 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 (pdf 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 (pdf 276 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

Feb. 26, 2016 (pdf 139 kb)

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

Feb. 12, 2016 (pdf 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

Feb. 5, 2016 (pdf 147 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 

Jan. 29, 2016 (pdf 288 kb)

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

Jan. 22, 2016 (pdf 313 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

Jan. 15, 2016 (pdf 268 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

Dec. 18, 2015 (pdf 306 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!

Dec. 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

Dec. 4, 2015 (pdf 246 kb)

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

Nov. 20, 2015 (pdf 311 kb)

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

Nov. 13, 2015 (pdf 213 kb)

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

Nov. 6, 2015 (pdf 285 kb)

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

Oct. 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!

Oct. 23, 2015 (pdf 233 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

Oct. 16, 2015 (pdf 232 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

Oct. 9, 2015 (pdf 188 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

Oct. 2, 2015 (pdf 141 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

Sept. 25, 2015 (pdf 118 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!

Sept. 18, 2015 (pdf 370 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

Sept. 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

Sept. 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

Aug. 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

Aug. 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

Aug. 7, 2015 (pdf 290b)

  • 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 195 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 387 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 297 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

Feb. 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

Feb. 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

Feb. 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

Feb. 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

Jan. 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

Jan. 23, 2015 (pdf 135 kb)

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

Jan. 16, 2015 (pdf 321 kb)

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

Jan. 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

Dec. 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

Dec. 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

Dec. 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

Nov. 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

Nov. 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

Nov. 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

Oct. 31, 2014 (pdf 72 kb)

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

Oct. 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

Oct. 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

Oct. 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

Oct. 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

Sept. 26, 2014 (pdf 239 kb)

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

Sept. 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

Sept. 12, 2014 (pdf 199 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