Washington State Ferries released its July ridership numbers
today. They’re up slightly across the board:
Total riders: 2,485,461 (up 1 percent from 2008)
Vehicles: 1,009,091 (up 2.1 percent from 2008)
Passengers: 1,476,370 (up 0.3 percent from 2008)
The vehicle number took a decent jump. Wonder how it will look
next summer if they put that super summer surcharge on.
Washington State Ferries send out a link today with a bunch of
photos of work on its new 64-car ferry being built at Todd Shipyard
in Seattle. It will be assigned to the Port Townsend-Keystone route
when it’s finished next summer. The ferries folks say they’ll be
inviting me over sometime soon to check it out. In the meantime,
take a look at these:
To read more about the construction of the new ferries, go to
Crews will close Sedgwick Road between Jackson Avenue and
Phillips Road from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. A signed
detour route will be available.
The closure is part of a state project to provide a safer,
smoother-flowing corridor with increased visibility and
They’ll be putting in water lines and casings next week that
could result in one-way alternating traffic in three places.