“At a well-attended meeting on Vashon’s ferry service, the director of Washington State Ferries (WSF) David Moseley painted a bleak picture of the financial state of the ferry system. And while he sympathized with Islanders who spoke of how possible reductions in Vashon’s ferry service would affect the Island, he made no indication that he would be able to address their concerns.”
Washington State Ferries Chief David Moseley has acknowledged that service cuts are necessary, and the promised second ferry boat for the Coupeville/Keystone-Port Townsend run might not arrive as scheduled — or at all.
A member of the San Juan Ferry Advisory Board editorializes: “Each of our four ferry-served islands has its own unique character and differing needs. The larger islands — San Juan and Orcas — do get the most ferry traffic, but not by as much as the population would indicate. It’s also geographically inconvenient that the longest route is also the busiest. And, of course, we need to balance mainland service with interisland service. Interisland service is what binds our community together, while the mainland service keeps our economy running.”