King County Taking Over Vashon Passenger Ferry

Tomorrow, and Wednesday, representatives from Washington State Ferries and the King County Ferry District will be on board the 4:45 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. sailings out of Seattleā€™s Pier 50 to talk with and hand out information to customers regarding service and fare changes resulting from the county taking over the ferry route from the state on Sept. 28.

There will be a smaller (149 passengers vs. 250), faster (22-minute crossing vs. 30) , newer, nicer boat in the Melissa Ann, which once sailed between Bremerton and Seattle.

Ticket prices will go up from $8.70 per round trip to $4.50 each way. Seniors get 50 percent off and youths 20 percent with a regional permit.

And there will be an extra trip in the morning.