Posts Tagged ‘WSDOT’

The Future of Washington State Ferries

I have been a user and a fan of the Washington State Ferries my entire life.  Over the years, I have used them for transportation around Washington, as a Commuter, and at the beginning and ending of vacations.  It all has depended upon what part of Cascadia I have been living in at any given […]

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Light Rail for Seattle Now, Not Later

Today, the board of Sound Transit is meeting to decide whether to put a plan to increase the sales tax to finance light rail and other transit options for the next decade or two.  There are strong opinions both ways, to go ahead and put an aggressive proposal on the ballot or to do nothing […]

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WSF Ferries on eBay

Hey!  Wanna buy a boat? I have discussed Washington State Ferries’ “Steel Electric” class boats on this blog before.  These are the 80-year-old ferries that WSF had to retire quickly when it was found that they would have to shovel too much of our money into them to fix the hulls that were rotting out […]

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It is Everyone’s Fault but My Own

If you haven’t been paying attention to the story of the trials and tribulations of Washington State Ferries, you have missed a true-to-life soap opera with quite a cast of characters. Sunday’s Seattle Times published an article outlining the story of how the city of Port Townsend has fared through a crisis within the ferry […]

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WSF — The Canary in the Mine

For the last several months, I have been following the trials and tribulations happening over at Washington State Ferries. There are a number of problems there right now, all with a common theme. Among the issues: The system’s fleet of 80-year-old “Steel-Electric” class ferries were abruptly taken out of service in December after their hulls […]

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