WSF Online Public Meetings
Posted December 6, 2019 at 11:45 am by Tim Dustrude
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 https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/commuterupdates/pub_meetings.htm
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Please contact me with any questions or for more info.
Chair, San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee
cell: 360–317-6442 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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