Long-Range Ferry Plan Delayed

Washington State Ferries had planned to release its draft long-range plan on Nov. 21, present it to the public during meetings the first two weeks of December and have the final plan ready for the Legislature in January.

Those dates have been pushed back about three weeks, WSF director David Moseley said Monday, to allow for one more scenario to be analyzed. Given the deteriorating economic climate, WSF officials decided it’d be wise to develop an option that assumes they don’t get any new revenue.

The draft long-range plan will now be released in mid-December, public hearings held in early January and final plan delivered to the Legislature at the end of January.