Topic: Transportation

4‑Boat Service Returns

Written on November 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm, by

This just in from WSF… The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will return to four-boat ser­vice and oper­ate on its usu­al Fall Sched­ule start­ing Fri­day, Nov. 19. Cus­tomers are encour­aged to check the four-boat “Anacortes/San Juan Islands” sail­ing sched­ule, which will be list­ed as inac­tive until it takes effect on Nov. 19.  Reser­va­tions will remain sus­pend­ed on the route  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry News

Written on November 11, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

The fol­low­ing announce­ment is from Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries… Ini­tial Plans to Restore Ser­vice We know and under­stand that our reduced ser­vice sched­ules are caus­ing many chal­lenges for thou­sands of rid­ers across our sys­tem. Again, last month’s dif­fi­cult deci­sion to cut back sail­ings was only done when it became clear we didn’t have the crew­ing nec­es­sary  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC’s Ferry Service Disruptions Impacts Survey

Written on October 16, 2021 at 6:00 am, by

The EDC recent­ly launched a sur­vey to deter­mine eco­nom­ic and social impacts to San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents, from recent Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries ser­vice dis­rup­tions.  Ini­tial find­ings show that most res­i­dents respond­ing to the sur­vey report­ed neg­a­tive impacts. Key find­ings from the sur­vey: 447 par­tic­i­pants from San Juan Coun­ty respond­ed to the sur­vey.  Of those, 94%  Con­tin­ue Reading

WSF Reduced Sailing Schedules

Written on October 14, 2021 at 2:56 pm, by

This just in from WSF… Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries will tem­porar­i­ly oper­ate reduced sail­ing sched­ules on most routes begin­ning this Sat­ur­day, Oct. 16. The change will help offer more pre­dictable and reli­able ser­vice sys­temwide in the face of crew­ing short­ages due to a glob­al short­age mariners that has been wors­ened by the pan­dem­ic. There­fore the fol­low­ing changes  Con­tin­ue Reading

Long-term Closures of Several Rest Areas Along I‑5 Begins Oct. 15

Written on October 14, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion shares this alert… EVERETT – Trav­el­ers who fre­quent­ly use rest areas along Inter­state 5 between Everett and the Cana­di­an bor­der will need to plan for long-term clo­sures, begin­ning Fri­day, Oct. 15. The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion closed the south­bound I‑5 Sil­ver Lake Rest Area, locat­ed at mile­post 188 in Everett, for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Change in Ferry Reservations

Written on October 8, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

This just in from Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries… Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries will reduce the total num­ber of reser­va­tions avail­able dur­ing the two-week and two-day releas­es for the rest of the cur­rent sea­son begin­ning Fri­day, Oct. 8. Start­ing Fri­day, only 20% of a sailing’s total capac­i­ty will open for each release rather than the usu­al 30%. The adjust­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter about Redistricting

Written on October 5, 2021 at 9:35 am, by

In the Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil mem­ber Cindy Wolf… Hel­lo Edi­tor, Cen­sus num­bers are in and the pro­posed redis­trict­ing maps are out. You can see them at https://www.redistricting.wa.gov/commissioner-proposed-maps. In my opin­ion, the strongest move we can make this week for the future of our fer­ry sys­tem is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Harrison Street Sewer Replacement Project

Written on September 29, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

“Local Access on Har­ri­son Street from Gen­este Street to Turn Point Road will be impact­ed while Con­trac­tors replace sew­er mains and repave,” said Admin­is­tra­tor Wil­son. “We ask the neigh­bor­hood for patience as we work through this nec­es­sary dis­rup­tion.” Traf­fic on Har­ri­son Street will be dis­rupt­ed in Octo­ber while the Con­trac­tor replaces the sew­er main and  Con­tin­ue Reading