$1 billion to fund 5 new hybrid ferries, but who wants to build them?

The Herald – June 19, 2022

After negotiations with shipbuilder Vigor break down, WSDOT will seek bids for new ferries

Kitsap Sun – June 13, 2022

Public meetings on ferry system starting Tuesday

Peninsula Daily News – June 13, 2022

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings June 14 and 15

Mukilteo Beacon – June 2, 2022

Washington State Ferries experiencing system network issues

KIRO7 – May 17, 2022

With summer around the corner, Washington’s ferry service is still struggling

KUOW – May 13, 2022

Washington State Ferries continue to struggle amid staffing shortage

KOMONews – May 13, 2022

Seattle Maritime Academy gets $1 million amid shortage of ferry workers

KIRO7 – May 13, 2022

Mukilteo-Clinton ferry riders get their two-boat service back

HeraldNet – May 12, 2022

Will Anacortes-Sidney ferry return with belated centennial celebration?

MyNorthwest – May 5, 2022

Loose anchor damages ferry in San Juan Islands

The Seattle Times – April 28, 2022

Colman Dock construction slowed by concrete strike, on-track to open Summer 2022

FOX 13 – April 27, 2022

Funding to bring improvements for Ferries

Bainbridge Island Review – April 27, 2022

Masks no longer required aboard Washington State Ferries

KOMO News – April 18, 2022

With new funding, Washington State Ferries ramps up electric ferry plans

KING5 – April 14, 2022

With aging maritime industry jeopardizing state’s ferries, meet the next gen of diverse mariners

MyNorthwest – April 12, 2022

Washington State Ferries pushes for ‘cultural shift’ to solve worker shortage

Q13 FOX – April 11, 2022

Ferry riders face long waits, and it could get worse as summer approaches

KIRO7 – April 8, 2022

Crew shortage cancels inter-island San Juan ferry service through Sunday

MyNorthwest – April 7, 2022

Washington ferries’ slow return to pre-pandemic service continues

KIRONewsRadio – April 5, 2022

‘Hard landing’ at Colman Dock delays Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry route

MyNorthwest – April 4, 2022

Restoration of full service to Mukilteo is top priority of Washington State Ferries

Mukilteo Beacon – March 30, 2022

Transportation package includes ferry improvements

Whidbey News-Times – March 29, 2022

Inslee Signs Transportation Package Into Law With Funding for New Electric Ferries

The Chronicle – March 28, 2022

Return date of WSF Sidney ferry route remains uncertain

The Journal of the San Juans – March 23, 2022

Mukilteo-Clinton ferry a high priority for restored service

The Herald – March 21, 2022

Washington State Ferries struggle to get walk-ons back after pandemic

MyNorthwest – March 17, 2022

Ferry system floats plan to restore service

Whidbey News-Times – March 15, 2022

Legislature passes $17 billion transportation package

KIRO7 – March 10, 2022

Highways, transit, bikes and more: What’s in the new $17B WA transportation package

The Seattle Times – March 10, 2022

WA Democrats agree on funding for $17B transportation package

The Seattle Times – March 9, 2022

WA lawmakers enter final stretch with billions of transportation dollars at stake

The Seattle Times – March 7, 2022

Staffing shortages delay expanded ferry schedules to April

MyNorthwest – March 4, 2022

Push state transportation package across finish line

The Seattle Times – March 4, 2022

WA Democrats look to new funding sources for transportation package

The Seattle Times – March 4, 2022

Washington State House strikes fuel export tax after backlash from neighboring states

KING5 – March 3, 2022

Top House democrat proposes removing fuel export tax from transportation package

KING5 – February 26, 2022

Interisland travel for next few days may take you through Anacortes

The Orcasonian – February 23, 2022

Washington state transportation funding plan moves forward

Land Line – February 17, 2022

Democratic transportation bill takes aim at struggling ferry system. Here’s how it would be funded

KING5 – February 15, 2022

Sen. Murray discusses federal support for Washington state ferries

Transportation Today – February 14, 2022

Editorial: Transportation plan can move Washington ahead

The Daily Herald – February 13, 2022

A ferry ‘Hat’ trick?

Whidbey News-Times – February 11, 2022

WA Democrats propose $16B for transportation, hoping to boost highways, transit and ferries

The Seattle Times – February 8, 2022

State ferries: Vital part of highway system

The Seattle Times – February 7, 2022

Seattle to Bremerton route will be model for new electric foot ferry

The Seattle Times – January 29, 2022

Washington ferry cancellations go ‘beyond COVID’: Report highlights systemic staffing issues

MyNorthwest – January 25, 2022

Invest in the ferry service our communities need and deserve

The Seattle Times – January 24, 2022

Officials, legislators look for ferry fixes as woes mount

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – January 19, 2022

Washington sees more than 20,000 fewer ferry sailings in 2021 than pre-pandemic

KING5 – January 18, 2022

Washington ferries move ‘most routes’ to alternate schedules amid ongoing crew shortage

MyNorthwest – January 18, 2022

WSF says staff shortages due to COVID could last for ‘months’

The Journal of the San Juan Islands – January 17, 2022

Washington State Ferries ridership rebounds

Marine Log – January 14, 2022

San Juan ferry routes are fully staffed, but WSF proceeds with caution

The Journal of the San Juans – January 13, 2022

Mukilteo/Clinton remains state ferry’s most popular route for drivers

Mukilteo Beacon – January 13, 2022

Washington Democrats and Republicans want to spend more on transportation. But what will the Legislature get done?

The Seattle Times – January 13, 2022

Legislature’s opportunity in election-year session

“The state’s aging ferry fleet struggles to meet demand for more than 20 million riders most years…. New Senate Transportation Chair Marko Liias, D-Everett, said the available total, from various sources, amounts to $10 billion or more for the next 10 to 15 years, enough to put a lot of people to work building new ferries and mending old bridges.”

The Seattle Times – January 8, 2022

Staffing shortages on Washington ferries predate the pandemic

Crosscut – January 7, 2022

COMMENTARY: Time for Some Serious Squawking About Ferry Service

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – January 5, 2022

Omicron sweeps ferry system staff

Whidbey News-Times – January 4, 2022

State ferries on reduced schedules, short staffed heading into weekend

MyNorthwest – December 31, 2021

Rough waters blamed for damage at Lopez ferry terminal

The Seattle Times – December 29, 2021

Crew shortages cancel more Washington State Ferries trips

The Seattle Times – December 25, 2021

State ferries to host virtual community meetings

WSDOT – December 21, 2021

VIDEO: Washington State Ferries moves ahead on ferry electrification

MarineLog – December 17, 2021

Gov. Inslee calls for increased spending thanks to improving economy, federal aid

“The state’s ferry system would receive an additional $400 million to build two electric ferries and to assist with staffing shortages…”

KING5 – December 16, 2021

How to pay for better roads and ferry service without raising the gas tax

The Seattle Times – December 14, 2021

Washington State Ferries to debut first hybrid-electric ferry in 2025

KOMONews – December 14, 2021

Washington State Ferries on alternative schedules to help offer more reliable service

KOMONews – November 30, 2021

Sound Off: Our ferry system is vital — and it needs reform

Whidbey News-Times – November 29, 2021

Neglect sinks state ferries

The Seattle Times – November 26, 2021

Washington State Ferries hits early snags as it works toward return to normal service

MyNorthwest – November 22, 2021

How to make Washington State Ferries shipshape again

The Seattle Times – November 22, 2021

Committee Week: Ferries, wildfires, credit scoring

Washington State Wire – November 18, 2021

Washington State Ferries to slowly start returning normal service this week

MyNorthwest – November 16, 2021

Legislators give update on ferry service disruptions, propose solutions

GoSkagit – November 10, 2021

Letter: State leaders need to solve ferry problem

Whidbey News-Times – November 8, 2021

Dangerous bacteria detected on Washington State ferries

KIRO7 – November 1, 2021

WSF off to a rocky week following firings

The Islands’ Sounder – November 1, 2021

Washingtonians deserve a reliable, resilient ferry system

The Seattle Times – October 29, 2021

Unvaccinated WSF employees fired; shortage causing ferry delays, staff stress

The Islands’ Sounder – October 24, 2021

EDC’s Ferry Service Disruptions Impacts Survey

The Islands’ Sounder – October 24, 2021

Local leaders detail big impacts of reduced ferry service

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – October 21, 2021

Service temporarily restored to Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route

Whidbey News-Times – October 19, 2021

Washington State Ferries prepare for major changes as state vaccine mandate begins

KOMONews – October 18, 2021

Washington State Ferries to cut sailings on some routes by half

The Seattle Times – October 13, 2021

State ferry temporary schedule changes starting Saturday, Oct. 16; Service on most routes to be reduced due to severe staff shortages

WSDOT News Release – October 13, 2021

Worker shortage continues to paralyze ferry system

South Whidbey Record – October 12, 2021

State leaders released statement on ferry disruptions

The Islands Sounder – October 10, 2021

“It’s debilitating.” What’s driving Washington’s ferry problems?

Washington State Wire – October 8, 2021

Dozens of runs canceled on Washington State Ferries as crew shortages worsen

The Seattle Times – October 8, 2021

Ferry worker shortages have been building since before Washington’s vaccine mandate

KING5 – October 8, 2021

Washington State Ferries forced to cancel several sailings due to staff shortage

Q13 Fox – October 7, 2021

Oct. 5: Tillikum fixed back in service; Samish out of service due to crew shortage

San Juan Islander – October 5, 2021

11 people rescued at Colman Dock after ferry backwash capsizes boat

Kitsap Sun – October 4, 2021

Federal COVID-19 relief funds will flow to Washington State Ferries, Kitsap Transit

Kitsap Sun – October 2, 2021

That jerk who cuts in the ferry line can be fined $139

The Herald – October 1, 2021

WSDOT retires hotline for reporting ferry line cutters, HOV lane violations

Kitsap Sun – September 23, 2021

Washington ferry system tries new approach to line cutters

KING5 – September 22, 2021

Washington’s ferry system hits more troubled waters, with one route cancelling 51 sailings in 5 days

The Seattle Times – September 16, 2021

‘The ferry system is our lifeline’: San Juan Island residents scramble as several weekend ferry routes are canceled

KING5 – September 12, 2021

San Juan Ferry Advisory Committee member tells us what to expect

San Juan Islander – September 10, 2021

New Mukilteo Ferry Terminal needs to address numerous problems

Mukilteo Beacon – September 8, 2021

Bremerton ferry route down to one boat through October, longer waits and crowded rides expected

The Seattle Times – September 8, 2021

Seattle-Bremerton ferry route down to one boat due to vessel shortage, ‘crewing challenges’

KING5 – September 7, 2021

All hands on deck at Washington State Ferries over Labor Day weekend, as sickout doesn’t materialize

The Seattle Times – September 6, 2021

Washington State Ferries cruise toward a rocky Labor Day weekend

The Seattle Times – September 1, 2021

Delays on ferries blamed on COVID-19, crew shortages

KIRO7 – August 24, 2021

Ferry to Vancouver Island to resume service in 2022

KOMO News – August 19, 2021

Hybrid Propulsion Solutions Leading the Way to a Zero-Carbon Future

The Maritime Executive – August 13, 2021

Easing of COVID restrictions, summer travel resulting in more ferry traffic

Mukilteo Beacon – August 11, 2021

Washington ferry fares to increase starting Oct. 1

Q13 – August 11, 2021

Naming the next Mukilteo ferry: It won’t be Boaty McBoatface

The process starts now to name the state’s first electric hybrid ferry, three years before it sails.

The Herald – July 21, 2021

Ridership on ferries is almost 85% of pre-pandemic rate; higher in the San Juan Islands

San Juan Islander – July 15, 2021

WSF report outlines factors behind loss of second boat on PT ferry run

The Leader – July 15, 2021

Staffing shortages cause massive impact for Washington State Ferries

KIRO7 – July 8, 2021

Why your ferry might be late — or canceled — this summer

The Seattle Times – July 7, 2021

Plan ahead if traveling this Independence Day weekend

WSDOT – June 28, 2021

Crew shortages mean more canceled sailings in the San Juan Islands

San Juan Islander – June 27, 2021

Ferry rescue in Edmonds: 2 boats, 1 life ring

Edmonds Beacon – June 24, 2021

Second ferry won’t return to Port Townsend route

The Leader – June 23, 2021

Engine issue aboard ferry Salish leaves Bremerton-Seattle route down a vessel

Kitsap Sun – June 19, 2021

Scuba divers rescued by ferry crews near Edmonds terminal

KIRO7 – June 19, 2021

Number of visitors nears pre-pandemic levels  — Ferry riders and park visitors have increased

Whidbey News-Times – June 4, 2021

Expect long lines for Washington state ferries due to service, repair issues

KOMO7 – June 1, 2021

Bremerton Washington State Ferries service down to one boat this week

Kitsap Sun – May 31, 2021

With a large ferry down and lots of travelers, plan for long waits over Memorial Day weekend

KIRO7 – May 28, 2021

‘A dire situation’: Busy travel weekend spells trouble for Washington state ferries

KING5 – May 27, 2021

Fare-increase options, vaccination, celebration, & what else surfaced @ Washington State Ferries’ spring meeting, with encore tomorrow

West Seattle Blog – May 25, 2021

Getting on a Washington ferry for the first time since the pandemic? Here’s what to expect

The Seattle Times – May 25, 2021

Vaccinations available some days on Seattle/Bremerton ferry runs

KIRO7 – May 24, 2021

Here’s the final 2021-23 State Transportation Budget with the Governor’s Partial Vetoes

Legislative Bill Summary – May 20, 2021

Expect travel delays this summer after ferry fire sends ripples through Puget Sound fleet

The Seattle Times – May 14, 2021

Washington State Ferries to host virtual meetings May 25-26

Mukilteo Beacon – May 12, 2021

Two-boat summer service pushed back again on Port Townsend-Coupeville route

The Leader – May 5, 2021

Legislature should return to pass transportation package

The Seattle Times – May 4, 2021

Transition Technology

The Maritime Executive – May 3, 2021

Two legs or four: All welcome to board Mukilteo’s ferry ramp

The Herald – April 30, 2021

Link to final 2021-23 Transportation Budget

Washington State Legislature Bill Information – April 27, 2021

Pass the climate and transportation package now

The Seattle Times – April 16, 2021

The future of WA transportation hinges on carbon pricing debate

Crosscut – April 16, 2021

Coupeville ferry short crew; some reservations canceled

Whidbey News-Times – April 16, 2021

PT will have to wait for second peak season ferry

The Leader – April 14, 2021

Report shows Washington State needs to spend almost $15 billion to maintain roads

The Trucker – April 8, 2021

Delayed Repairs Threaten Washington State Bridges and Highways. Will Lawmakers Act This Year?

The Chronicle – April 7, 2021

Washington State Ferries takes the Honda Hybrid Road

Seattle Refined – March 24, 2021

Catching up with the ferries

The Journal of the San Juan Islands – March 23, 2021

Inslee calls for more spending on Washington state highway, ferry maintenance

The Seattle Times – March 5, 2021

Watch: Ferry captain expertly sails into stormy Keystone harbor amid 45-55 mph winds 

KOMONews – March 5, 2021

WSF: Ferry repairs will take at least a month, Bremerton left with one boat

Kitsap Sun – February 18, 2021

The road to recovery: A healthy, equitable economy starts with investments in transportation

The Seattle Times – February 12, 2021

Ferry report: Port Townsend route responsible for nearly half of tourist spending in Jefferson County

The Leader – November 29, 2020

Washington State Ferries say uptick in rescues is due to pandemic

KING5-News – November 1, 2020

Potential loss of Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route prompts quick reaction from Jefferson County leaders

The Leader – October 7, 2020

Pack your patience if you plan to ride a state ferry

Whidbey News-Times – July 3, 2020

Clean transportation advances with hybrid-electric ferries

Medium – December 17, 2019

Washington State Ferries plans for electric-hybrid fleet

Everett Herald – November 4, 2019

Washington State Ferries will convert three largest ferries to hybrid-electric propulsion

Transportation Today – October 24, 2019

What’s next for Washington State Ferries

The Islands’ Sounder – October 14, 2019

WSF and Vigor initiate hybrid-electric ferry project

MarineLog – September 10, 2019

Washington State Ferries announces plan to reduce emissions, protect whales

Seattle PI – April 22, 2019

Gov. Inslee asking lawmakers to fund 2 new ferries

KOMO 4 – April 18, 2019

Legislature continues to grapple with ferry funding

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – April 3, 2019

As ferry system is ‘hanging by a thread,’ lawmakers debate transportation budgets

The Seattle Times – March 31, 2019

Washington ferry riders face another fare hike, may get electric ferries in the deal

Northwest Public Broadcasting – March 27, 2019

Ferry system left in a lurch again with Kaleetan out of service

Kitsap Sun – March 18, 2019

Ferry fleet’s fate rests with legislators

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – March 13, 2019

Nearly one-third of state ferry fleet pulled from service

KOMO 4 – March 6, 2019

Lawmakers consider $15 billion transportation package

The Seattle Times – March 6, 2019

Seven state ferries out of service brings capacity reductions to three routes

KIRO 7 – March 5, 2019

MV Tillikum receives first 60-year service decoration

KIRO 7 – February 27, 2019

State ferries navigate expansion

Port Townsend Leader – February 27, 2019

State ferry system and economy need new ferries

The Journal of the San Juan Islands – February 24, 2019

The time for new ferries in Washington is now

Kitsap Sun – February 21, 2019

25 million rides: Washington State Ferries looks back on 2018

Seattle PI – January 22, 2019

Washington State Ferries reports ridership hit highest level in 16 years

West Seattle Blog – January 17, 2019

Washington State Ferries calls for new vessels in long-range plan

The Islands’ Weekly – January 15, 2019

Washington State Ferries looks to reinvigorate San Juan ferries

The Journal of the San Juan Islands – January 14, 2019

WSF calls for better tech, new vessels in long-range plan

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – January 9, 2019

Washington State Ferries reveals plan for younger, greener fleet

NW News Network – January 7, 2019

Long-term ferries plan calls for electric-hybrid vessels, 16 new boats

KING 5 – January 3, 2019

Washington State Ferries calls for new vessels in long-range plan

The Journal of the San Juan Islands – January 3, 2019

UW Fauntleroy Ferry Study Targets Performance Improvements

Seattle Weekly – January 2, 2019

State says 7 ferries out of service points to need for new vessels

KIRO 7 – Oct. 25, 2018

Ferry outages are why state needs new vessels

KING 5 – Oct. 25, 2018

Repairs leave no backup boats for ferry system

SeattlePI.com – Oct. 24 2018

Washington State Ferries looks to fund new vessels

Q13 FOX – Oct. 11, 2018

Washington State Ferries to take feedback during open house (WFC letter)

South Whidbey Record – Sept. 28, 2018

M/V Suquamish welcomed to the ferry fleet

Bainbridge Island Review – Sept. 27, 2018

Jefferson County commissioners hear about need for new ferries

Port Townsend Leader – Sept. 26, 2018

State says it needs 16 new ferries by 2040

KIRO 7 – Sept. 14, 2018

Washington State Ferries floats new vessels, bigger fleet, system tweaks in 2040 proposal

Kitsap Sun – Sept. 12, 2018

WSF wants 5 new ferries over next 20 years as current fleet ages

KOMO 4 – Sept. 10, 2018

Washington State Ferries works on problem of aging fleet

Skagit Valley Herald – Sept. 6, 2018

Before new ferry Suquamish sets sail this fall, take an early look inside

Kitsap Sun – Aug. 9, 2018

Tough times for aging ferry fleet

Anacortes American – Aug. 30, 2017

Meet your mate: Joining the top of new state ferry Suquamish to its hull

Seattle Times – Aug. 19, 2017

Washington should invest in a new 144-car ferry (op-ed)

Puget Sound Business Journal – April 14, 2017

Welcome, Chimacum! Third Olympic Class ferry joins WSF fleet

WSDOT – April 7, 2017

New schedule aimed at improving Mukilteo-Clinton sailing times

Everett Herald – March 14, 2017

Float back in time on M.V. Hyak, state’s retro ferry

KOMO 4 – March 9, 2017

Hyak going strong after 50 years on water

Kitsap Sun – March 9, 2017

Seattle shipyard looks to expand dry docks

KING 5 – Feb. 28, 2017

How good are Washington state bridges and ferries?

KING 5 – Feb. 23, 2017

Ferry ridership continues to rise

Kitsap Sun – Jan. 19, 2017

Corrosion forces 50-year-old ferry Kaleetan out of service

Seattle Times – Jan. 19, 2017