Topic: Transportation

Public Comment Wanted on Ferry Fare Increase Proposal

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm, by

Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferry fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State Transportation Commission has released its proposal to increase ferry fares over the next two years. The proposed increase must generate $381 million  Continue Reading

WSF Overhead Walkway Loading Procedures

Written on June 29, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from the Washington State Ferries regarding passenger loading with overhead walkways. (Note that this is a correction to a previous alert sent Friday, June 23 about procedural changes at terminals with overhead passenger loading)… In an effort to promote consistent boarding procedures and to align the timing of passenger and vehicle/bicycle loads,  Continue Reading

Town Signs Lease for Downtown Parking Area

Written on June 27, 2017 at 11:54 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce the execution of a lease agreement with JAC 330 Spring Street LLC that will allow the Town to operate a parking area in the Downtown core in an effort to alleviate an historic parking shortage. The parking area will be on the property that formerly housed  Continue Reading

Tour de Family, Shaw Island Bike Ride

Written on June 16, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

On Saturday, June 24, the San Juan Island Trails Committee and Island Rec will be supporting a bike ride on Shaw Island. This is a FREE event with either a guided or not ride to points of interest on Shaw Island, which there are many. Ultimately, we will be landing at the Shaw Island County  Continue Reading

New Scheduled Flight Service

Written on June 15, 2017 at 9:33 am, by

The only scheduled direct service between Portland and San Juan Island begins Friday AlbionAir, the only direct scheduled flight between the Portland area and San Juan Island, is scheduled to begin service Friday, June 16. AlbionAir is owned and operated by Mark Hills, a pilot who was trained by Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots at  Continue Reading

American Camp Road Maintenance

Written on June 9, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Reminder: Phase II of Road Maintenance Starting Monday, June 12, park maintenance staff will begin Phase II re-striping fog lines of Cattle Point Road to better accommodate bicycles, mopeds, and pedestrians. Phase II will include re-striping 1.5 miles of Cattle Point Road between Pickett’s Lane and the American Camp Visitor Center Road. Work should take  Continue Reading

Road Striping Today

Written on May 22, 2017 at 9:57 am, by

This notice just in from the Town… Town streets are being re-striped with fresh paint on May 22, 2017. Work will include centerlines, lane/edge lines and curb markings. The goal is to complete re-striping of most major streets, as well as some of the secondary streets on Monday. Motorists should use caution when they encounter  Continue Reading

Bike Everywhere Day

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

This Friday, May 19, is Bike Everywhere Day. Yes, you read that right; the best biking holiday in the state of Washington is right around the corner. There will be celebrations all across our great state, and the Cascade Bicycle Club wants you to join in. Bike Everywhere Day is the culmination of all of  Continue Reading

Tour de Family Friday Harbor

Written on May 12, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Just a reminder – this event is TODAY – San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec are hosting a FREE family bike ride, Tour de Family Friday Harbor, today, May 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the John O. Linde Community Park. Three loop rides are planned: One for scooter or  Continue Reading

John Stimpson’s Meet and Greet Tour

Written on May 11, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

When you don’t see a familiar face around for several months, it sometimes means that person is off on a big adventure. In the case of John Stimpson, who retired as manager of Friday Harbor Marketplace about a year ago, it will be because he’s bicycling across the United States: Anacortes ferry terminal to Bar  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month for May is San Juan Transit. Owner Kraig Hansen offers a bit of background on how he and his wife came to the island… This will be my 4th year on the island and 4th year running San Juan Transit, Tours & Charters.  Continue Reading

Paving this Week

Written on May 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm, by

Street resurfacing is scheduled to begin tomorrow on Spring Street, followed by Price Street. Tuesday, May 9th through Friday, May 12th Richard Lawson Construction (RLC) will resurface the portion of Spring Street between Peace Island Hospital (near Airport Circle) and Marguerite Place on Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 10th. This work is intended to  Continue Reading

Park Street Construction Update

Written on May 6, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Park Street Sewer & Water Main Replacement Project Construction Update Week of May 8th The Town would like to thank all local residents for their patience and cooperation during this upgrade. The Contractor has implemented additional safety measures to ensure the safety of local pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Please obey traffic regulations. Project task(s): The  Continue Reading

Adventures in Boating

Written on May 3, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Spring on board with a one day course and get your Boater Education Card! Course information: “Adventures in Boating” 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 13 May (Saturday) Mullis Fire Station (1011 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, WA) NO COST for course!! Instructors from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and USCG Auxiliary. Bring a sack lunch and your interest  Continue Reading

Construction Update

Written on May 3, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Park Street Sewer & Water Main Replacement Project  Week of May 1st The Town would like to thank all local residents for their patience and cooperation during this upgrade. The Contractor has implemented additional safety measures to ensure the safety of local pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Please obey traffic regulations. Traffic ticket fines double in Construction  Continue Reading

Meet the Finalists

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Port Open House – Meet the Finalists for Port Director Position Port Commissioners Mike Ahrenius, Barbara Marrett and Greg Hertel invite members of the San Juan Island Community to an Open House to meet the candidate finalists for the Port Director position. Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the San Juan Island Yacht  Continue Reading

Electric Car Show

Written on April 21, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Islands Conservation District invites you to their first Electric Car Show… Join us Saturday, April 29th for the first ever San Juan Islands EV Car Show! Test-Drive current Electric Vehicle models. See the Electric Car built by local students! County Courthouse Parking Lot, Friday Harbor 12:30-3:30 PM Everyone is Welcome! If you own  Continue Reading

Survey Says!

Written on April 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has released the results of the Voice of Washington State (VOWS) surveys completed in 2016 and early 2017. You can find links to the survey results below and can see how state residents like you voted on key transportation issues.  2017 VOWS Statewide Survey on Transportation Needs & Priorities – Summary  Continue Reading

Kids and Canoes

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Kids and Canoes: Build-Paddle-Share, Kick-off and Open House April 21, 6 p.m., Friday Harbor High School STEM Building Community organizations on San Juan Island have developed a pilot project with Lummi Nation member and Master Canoe builder, Dean Washington, to build Coast Salish style cedar strip canoes in the San Juan Islands with students in  Continue Reading

Spring Road Maintenance April 17-25

Written on April 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm, by

Starting Monday, National Park Service maintenance staff will begin Phase I re-striping and clearing road edges of Cattle Point Road to better accommodate bicycles, mopeds, and motorist. Phase I will be complete by April 25. There will be no work on weekends. Phase II will begin in mid-June and should be completed by July 28. Thank  Continue Reading

Spring Street Pocket Park Construction Update

Written on April 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

This is a construction update on what to expect today through the remainder of the week. The pavers have been installed but the final concrete pour was cancelled last Friday due to bad weather. The Contractor is now scheduled to pour the balance of the concrete on Wednesday, April 12th. This portion of sidewalk will  Continue Reading

Design a License Plate for the SJ Islands!

Written on April 4, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

San Juan Islands Specialty Plate Design Initiative What is this all about?  This initiative encourages the public to help create and select a specialty license plate that will generate funds on an annual basis for the conservation and stewardship of natural, agricultural, historic and cultural resources in the San Juan Islands.  Who is running this  Continue Reading