News

Fare increases coming for Washington state ferries

Fares on Washington state ferries will increase this fall, after Washington State Transportation Commission adopted rate increases to ensure the state meets the ferry-fare revenue target set by the Legislature in the recently enacted 2013-2015 transportation budget.

General-fare changes include a 2 percent increase passenger fares and a 3 percent increase on vehicles. The changes would start Oct. 1.

An additional 2 percent increase for passengers and 2.5 percent increase for vehicles would take effect on May 1, 2014.

The commission’s action is based on recommendations from Washington State Ferries, members of the citizen-based Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs, responses from public outreach meetings and email comments.

Detailed information, including fare tables, is online www.wstc.wa.gov.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates