WSF Online Public Meetings

Posted December 6, 2019 at 11:45 am by

International ferry M/V Chelan and Mt. Baker - Tim Dustrude photo

Here’s an impor­tant reminder for res­i­dents of San Juan Coun­ty from Jim Coren­man, Chair of the coun­ty Fer­ry Advi­so­ry Committee…

San Juan Coun­ty FAC here, with a request for assistance:

WSF is hold­ing two online pub­lic meet­ings, this Sat­ur­day at 9am and Tues­day evening at 6pm. This is a new for­mat for WSF, and is planned to alter­nate with in-per­son annu­al meet­ings for each route. There was a press release three weeks ago, a head­line in WSF’s week­ly update, and a bul­letin on Tues­day. An infor­mal sam­pling indi­cates that few folks are aware of these online meet­ings. We don’t think WSF’s out­reach has been adequate.

Par­tic­u­lar­ly in light of the pas­sage of I‑976 and poten­tial cuts to fer­ries of 20% or more, pub­lic input is need­ed. We think it is impor­tant that folks have the chance to com­ment on the impor­tance of fer­ry ser­vice to our com­mu­ni­ties, to ask ques­tions about ser­vice issues and espe­cial­ly ser­vice or capac­i­ty reduc­tions, and point out that reser­va­tions only work if there is is ade­quate capac­i­ty avail­able for those who want to trav­el. And of course we need to ask about the poten­tial effects of a 20% bud­get cut.

Our com­mu­ni­ties are the only ones in the sys­tem served by a sin­gle fer­ry route with no dri­ve-around option, and have the high­est fares in the sys­tem. We also have the largest num­ber of ter­mi­nals and the most boats in ser­vice of any route, and are the far­thest from Olympia. Please help get the word out about these meetings.

Here is the most recent WSF bul­letin on this topic:
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Join Us For Upcom­ing Online Meetings
Reg­is­ter now for our upcom­ing online pub­lic meetings!
Join us on Sat­ur­day, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. or Tues­day, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m to hear the lat­est info on the fer­ry sys­tem and ask questions.
For more infor­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate go to

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Please con­tact me with any ques­tions or for more info.

Many thanks,
Jim Corenman
Chair, San Juan Coun­ty Fer­ry Advi­so­ry Committee
cell: 360–317-6442  email: or

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