Passenger-Only Ferries Across the PondJuly 3rd, 2007 by Steven Gardner
Steven Gardner writes:
Ed Friedrich reported Tuesday on King County’s plan to use property taxes increase the use of passenger boats around Seattle, will take over the Vashon-Seattle run and will launch a demonstration boat between Kirkland and the University of Washington. The county will also investigate the feasibility of other routes.
Meanwhile the Puget Sound Regional Council is looking at a regional approach.
One of the complaints (one of many) about Kitsap Transit’s plan that failed with voters in February was that Kitsap was bearing the entire burden.
Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel made that point at the forum “The Return of the Mosquito Fleet” Monday.
“We were by ourselves,” Abel said. “The new thing is everybody is talking about it in the Puget Sound region.”
Abel said when Kitsap County gets involved, it will only happen after a vote of residents.