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Date:  Monday, October 29, 2012

Contact: Joy Goldenberg, WSF communications, 206-515-3411 (Seattle)

SEATTLE – Representatives from the ferry system will visit local communities served by ferries to share important information and receive valuable feedback from customers at public meetings scheduled for Nov. 7 through Dec. 10.

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is holding a series of community meetings to provide information, answer questions and hear from customers on a variety of issues, including the upcoming legislative session, proposed service reductions on some routes, new ferry construction and liquefied natural gas as a potential fuel for ferries.

"The community meetings are a great opportunity for us to hear from our ferry-served communities," said David Moseley, assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division. "I will discuss the future of the ferry system as we head into the 2013 legislative session."

During the meetings, Moseley will discuss system-wide and route-specific issues. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to Moseley and his team. Materials and comment forms will be posted on WSF's community meetings page prior to the first meeting on Nov. 7.

The community meeting schedule:

  • Vashon Island
    6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
    McMurray Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
    9329 S.W. Cemetery Road   
  • Bremerton
    6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
    Kitsap Conference Center Oyster Room
    100 Washington Ave.
  • Bainbridge Island
    6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26
    Bainbridge Island Art Museum
    100 Ravine Lane, Suite 210 
  • Anacortes
    6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
    Anacortes City Hall
    Council Chambers
    904 Sixth St. 
  • Whidbey Island
    6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    18341 State Route 525
    Freeland
  • Southworth
    6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3
    John Sedgwick Junior High School
    8995 SE Sedgwick Road
    Port Orchard
  • Kingston
    6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
    Kingston Community Center
    Kingston Room
    11212 State Hwy 104
  • San Juan Islands
    5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
    San Juan County Council Chambers
    55 Second St. (corner of Second and Reed streets)
    Friday Harbor
    Meeting will be streamed live from the Orcas and Lopez libraries and on the San Juan County website.
    Questions will be taken via email (email address will be posted closer to the meeting date).
  • Port Townsend
    Noon Monday, Dec. 10
    Elks Lodge
    555 Otto St.
    Joint meeting with Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Title VI Notice to Public
It is the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO's Title VI Coordinators, George Laue at (509) 324-6018 or Jonte' Sulton at (360) 705-7082.

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