Edmonds terminal vs. Colman Dock

The in basket: Michael Drouin writes, “Any idea when (the state) plans to replace the Edmonds ferry terminal?

“The legislature is funding WSDOT to replace Colman Dock, Shouldn’t Edmonds come before?” he asked.

The out basket: Michael doesn’t say why he thinks that, but plans to relocate the Edmonds terminal have been scratched.

“There is no funding currently to replace the terminal,” says Susan Harris-Huether of the state ferries public affairs staff, “and we are no longer pursuing Edmonds Crossing, which (would have) relocated the ferry terminal to the Unocal / Chevron property, because of costs.

“Washington State replaced the terminal building at Edmonds in 1999. We are not slated to replace the trestle (on which cars move from the dock to the ferry and vice versa) for at least another 12 years or so.

“The terminal building in Seattle was built in 1966,” she said. “Since the building in Seattle is over 40 years old and sees 40 percent of the (systems) traffic, it makes sense to replace it .”

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