Monthly Archives: June 2012

Commemorate magazine available on ferries

Washington State Ferries will cap its 60th anniversary celebration with a limited-edition magazine called Compass.
The keepsake publication is packed with information about ferry-served destinations that will interest tourists and locals alike, and historical and insider information about the nation’s largest ferry system.
The magazine is free and was produced at no cost to Washington State Ferries. The ferries system worked with maritime industry publisher Philips Publishing Group to develop and create the magazine as a final send-off to the yearlong celebration of the state’s first ferry run on June 1, 1951. It’s available at all WSF terminals and vessels.
Ferries Director David Moseley calls it “a wonderful snapshot of all the fascinating places you can ride a ferry.”
The magazine also includes a brief history of the system, interviews with a captain on the state’s busiest route and the only female staff chief engineer in WSF’s history, a feature on WSF’s  achievements in marine rescues, maps and photos.

Discuss transportation issues online

The state Transportation Commission is offering people a chance to discuss transportation issues without sitting through boring public meetings and only getting three minutes to speak.

On Thursday it launched the Voice of Washington State, a public engagement program that includes seven regional discussion forums and an online survey panel. Kitsap is in the Central Sound discussion forum with King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. You can sign up for any or all of the forums. There, you can voice your opinions, post ideas and interact with other citizens.

You can also join the survey panel to participate in occasional online surveys on transportation policy, funding and tax issues.

The Transportation Commission will use the information when developing the state’s transportation plan. It also is responsible for establishing bridge tolls and ferry fares.