Ferry Ridership Stats Released

Washington State Ferries released its ridership numbers for August and September.

For August:

  • Total riders: 2,519,366 (up 0.1 percent from 2008)
  • Vehicles: 1,022,459 (up 1.8 percent from 2008)
  • Passengers: 1,496,907 (down 1.1 percent from 2008)

For September:

  • Total riders: 1,975,738 (down 0.7 percent from 2008)
  • Vehicles: 873,152 (down 1.0 percent from 2008)
  • Passengers: 1,102,586 (down 0.5 percent from 2008)

For fiscal year 2009 to date (July 1 through Sept. 30):

  • Total riders: 7,006,656 (up 0.6 percent from 2008)
  • Vehicles: 2,904,724 (up 1.1 percent from 2008)
  • Passengers: 4,101,932 (up 0.2 percent from 2008)

There were service disruptions in September that affected the Bremerton, Kingston and Bainbridge routes.