Southworth Passenger Ferry Riders Worried About ConnectionsJuly 15th, 2009 by ed friedrich
I’m working on a story over the next few days about Southworth ferry riders possibly loosing good connections to the Vashon-Seattle foot ferry.
The King County Ferry District is taking over the passenger ferry route from the state on Sept. 28. It will be changing the schedule, adding more runs but changing to departure times that don’t jibe with state car ferries arriving from Southworth, as they do now. Fares will also be changed, and a different boat leased. You can read the details on their Web site.
Fares don’t pay for the cost of the ferry route. It is subsidized by King County property taxes. I don’t imagine they’re keen about subsidizing Kitsap County riders. But the Southworth folks believe transit systems should work together to create one integrated transportation system