2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 13:33

SEATTLE – A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet. On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor.

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 08:00

SEATTLE – The next few weeks, including the Independence Day holiday, will be busy for Washington State Ferries and travelers are encouraged to plan ahead if sailing from Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 9.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:15

SEATTLE – About 500,000 people are expected to hop aboard a ferry during the next five days (May 24 – 28). That means more than two times the population of the city of Spokane will be sailing around the Sound this Memorial Day weekend, the first busy weekend of the summer travel season.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:56

SEATTLE – What happens when a ferry goes out of service and there are no relief vessels available to take its place? How Washington State Ferries would handle this scenario and various other service disruptions are outlined in the Summer Season Service Plan released today.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 08:50

SEATTLE — Ferry passengers on the 7:20 a.m. sailing from Bremerton to Seattle are in for a unique ride to work Friday, May 18. As part of Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day the Washington State Parks Boating Program, the Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries have teamed up to host a ‘Wear It’ event aboard the state ferry, Walla Walla.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 07:00

People walking and driving onto a ferry in Seattle will have their routine changed this spring and summer as construction heats up on Colman Dock. The indoor waiting area will be for ticketed passengers only and the vehicle entrance moves six blocks south in early summer.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 09:44

Attend an open house or comment online through May 24

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:32

SEATTLE – Ferry riders feel the squeeze as work to replace the state’s seismically-vulnerable Colman Dock expands into the next phase of construction. Partial demolition of the 50-year-old terminal building begins this week and lasts through summer 2019. The terminal building will remain open, but it will be smaller with fewer food options.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:32

SEATTLE – A surge in boardings in 2017 pushed Washington State Ferries to its highest ridership since 2002. Last year, the nation’s largest ferry system carried nearly 24.5 million people, enough to fill CenturyLink Field every day of the year. Ridership grew by more than 250,000 over 2016, increasing for the ninth consecutive year.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 14:00

A sparkling white and green Washington state ferry is the center of attention at Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle today as the Washington State Department of Transportation christened Suquamish, the fleet’s fourth Olympic Class vessel.