Topic: Transportation

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

Round Towner

Written on April 4, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

Here’s a letter from Curt VanHyning in the mailbag today… Dear Editor, Can you imagine being unable to get to your medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store or community events? Neither can we so in 2013 we formed the non-profit shuttle service RoundTowner to serve low-income seniors, elderly and disabled rural residents of our county. At  Continue Reading

Park Street Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

Written on March 31, 2017 at 7:45 pm, by

The Park Street project, scheduled to begin the week of April 3rd, is in anticipation of other street and sidewalk improvements that are scheduled to begin in May 2017. Improvements are estimated to be completed within sixty (60) calendar days. The Town awarded the project to Ariston Pacific, Inc. from Bellingham, Washington. The Contractor will  Continue Reading

WSF Summer Schedule Cover Contest

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:22 am, by

Calling all high school students: Washington State Ferries is looking for a sunny new look for the summer 2017 sailing schedule. THey want you to create and submit original artwork based on the theme “Summer sightings on the ferry.” Don’t delay – entries must be received by April 10. More info and contest rules on the WSDOT Blog.

Connector Road Open House

Written on March 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm, by

San Juan County Public Works is hosting a Connector Road Open House on Wednesday April 12th at the San Juan Island Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Come learn about: The “Connector Road” project from Pear Point Road to Turn Point Road Project design and details Construction Schedule Current details on this project may  Continue Reading

High School Aviation Field Trip

Written on March 14, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

A group of FHHS kids and their teachers had a fun field trip to Seattle on Sunday. Mari Peterson, Assistant Chief Pilot at Westwind Aviation is teaching an aviation class (sort of an “introduction to aviation” type course) along with Derek Smith this semester at Friday Harbor High School. She coordinated a visit for her students down to King  Continue Reading

F.R.O.G. Survey Results

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has released the results of several completed 2016 Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) surveys. We would like to share the results of these surveys with you so you can see how riders like you view key ferry issues as well as how Washington State Ferries (WSF) 2016 winter performance was rated. Click on  Continue Reading

Save by Riding the RoundTowner

Written on November 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm, by

Curt VanHyning shares this note with you… While our county has no public transportation, the non-profit RoundTowner has been providing low-cost ($3) shuttle rides in Friday Harbor since 2013. The charity corporation was established to provide affordable transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and the rural general public and has just surpassed the 5,000-ride  Continue Reading

WSF Halloween Costume Contest

Written on October 28, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Winners get a behind-the-scenes ferry tour on Monday It is the ferry captain’s job to get dressed in uniform every morning and take the wheel of one of the state’s 22 ferries. This Halloween is a day like any other for Washington State Ferries (WSF) captains, except they’re expecting a few witches, ghosts, goblins and  Continue Reading

Remembering the M/V Evergreen State

Written on October 23, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard has quite a few beautiful photos of the decommissioned Washington State Ferry M/V Evergreen State on his blog. See them all at this link.

Parks, Trails & Natural Areas Plan

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

The Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Plan (PTNA) provides direction for the development, management and acquisition of parks, trails, non-motorized transportation facilities, and natural areas for the Parks & Fair Department, Land Bank, and Public Works Departments of the County. New with this update is incorporation of the County’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. The PTNA provides  Continue Reading

Construction Update: Week of August 29th, 2016

Written on August 28, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor – Waterline Replacement Project Locations of work: Underground construction is complete except for tie-in locations This week, Contractor is scheduled to tie-in the new waterline at the following locations: Douglas and San Juan Valley Rd. Spring St. at the Water Maintenance Facility San Juan Valley Rd. near the EMS/Hospital Work Days/Hours  Continue Reading

10th Annual Concours d’Elegance

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands and the Rotary Club of San Juan Island invite everyone to attend the tenth annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 28 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Concours is an exhibition of vintage and classic motor vehicles and will have  Continue Reading

Water Line Replacement Project Construction Update

Written on July 15, 2016 at 10:38 am, by

Here’s what to expect for the week of July 18th… Location(s) of work: Water line has been installed from the water treatment plant on Wold Road to approximately Strawberry Lane, between No. 2 Schoolhouse and Douglas Roads. This week ICI will be performing work in various locations along the entire completed section of waterline to install  Continue Reading

Take Charge San Juan

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

San Juan Islands Conservation District is proud to announce our Take Charge electric vehicle program! The San Juan Islands are the perfect place for electric vehicles. To support the transition to low carbon transport technology, we are promoting two new programs: The Public Charge Station Incentive Program, sponsored by OPALCO. The Sign & Drive Lease  Continue Reading

Road Construction Updates

Written on July 9, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

More updates from the Town  on a couple of road construction projects. First, Tucker Avenue, and then the water main replacement out on San Juan Valley and Wold Roads… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 What to expect for the week of July 11th through July 15th The Town of Friday Harbor appreciates everyone’s patience while we  Continue Reading