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Monday, June 18, 2018 05:48 PM

PD/Tahl - Taste of Tacoma June 22-24
Please be advised that the Taste of Tacoma will be held at Point Defiance Park Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. Drivers can expect extra congestion near the Point Defiance terminal due to event traffic. Please allow extra time getting to the terminal to make your desired sailing.

Those attending the event are advised to visit the Taste of Tacoma’s What to Expect and Getting There pages for alternate options to reduce vehicle congestion in the area. Because of ongoing park improvements & construction around Point Defiance Park, there will be no parking on site and event guests will not be able to drive up directly to the park.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Ana/SJs - M/V Yakima Service Update
The M/V Yakima continues to operate at a reduced speed due to propeller damage sustained on April 22, resulting in accumulated delays throughout the day.

• Daily: delays are estimated to run upwards of 30 minutes or more by late morning
• Monday-Wednesday: expected to be back on schedule by late afternoon and evening
• Thursday- Sunday: delays up to 60 minutes or more in the late afternoon and evening due to an additional midday, roundtrip sailing.

The M/V Yakima will remain in service at reduced speeds until July 30 when dry dock space is available and repairs can be done. These delays above will be in place for the remainder of the spring schedule (June 23), and we will provide more information about expected delays on the summer sailing schedule closer to its start. There is currently no relief vessel available to substitute for the M/V Yakima. The M/V Samish is the designated relief vessel and is running on the San Juan Islands route because the M/V Elwha’s scheduled maintenance had to be extended due to extensive, unexpected steel work on its deck.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Changes to Colman Dock passenger waiting area and ticket booth started May 8
As part of the ongoing Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project, several changes have been made to the walk-on passenger waiting area and terminal services effective May 8. The following terminal configurations will be in place until mid-2019:

  • The ticket booth inside the Seattle terminal will open in its new location at the terminal entrance across from Puget Sound Provisions. This move allows more public space inside the main corridor for people waiting for the ferry.
  • The walk-on passenger waiting area will shift to the southwest corner (former Bremerton-only waiting area) of the terminal building. The new waiting area has additional turnstiles and two all-purpose gates to better accommodate customers.
  • The information booth will relocate to the southeast corner of the terminal, adjacent to the ticket kiosks and ticket booth.

Learn more about the project at Colman Dock Construction Update

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Muk/Clin - ADA Alert - M/V Chimacum #1 elevator is out of service
The #1 elevator on the M/V Chimacum is out of service. Upper deck access is available via the #2 elevator. An ADA accessible restroom is also available on the car deck. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

Monday, June 18, 2018 10:19 AM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Extra 1:55pm Ana/Orcas Now Runs Thursdays through Sundays
Beginning Thursday, May 17, there will be a 1:55 p.m. departure from Anacortes to Orcas Island on Thursdays and Saturdays for the remainder of the spring schedule. The 1:55 p.m. sailing was previously only available Fridays and Sundays. We encourage passengers to make reservations for travel, and these additional sailings have been added to the reservation system.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

  • Passenger waiting area: Walk-on passengers will use a single, combined waiting area for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailings on the north side (Bainbridge Island side) of the terminal. This configuration will be in effect until early May while construction crews build a new combined waiting area on the other side of the terminal (Bremerton side) that will be in place until mid-2019.
  • Bremerton bike passengers: For your safety, please use the marked bike lane located next to the vehicle exit lanes on the south side of the dock (Yesler Way exit). There is construction activity and equipment in the vehicle holding lanes during the day. Do not ride through the vehicle holding lanes to exit Colman Dock.
  • Vehicle lane work: Crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.
  • Bainbridge trucks over 40’: Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • This work is part of ongoing construction of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

Monday, June 18, 2018 10:14 AM

Sea/BI - M/V Spokane replaced M/V Tacoma, Friday, June 15
On Friday, June 15, the 188-car M/V Spokane replaced the M/V Tacoma. Drivers should plan for a capacity reduction of 14 spaces while the Tacoma undergoes annual inspection.

Monday, June 18, 2018 10:19 AM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Overhead Walkway Load Restrictions - Update
Attention customers who walk on to the ferry at Bainbridge Island Terminal: For the next 5 to 6 weeks, WSF will be reinforcing and repairing the overhead walkway connecting the terminal building to the ferry to compensate for a broken pile beneath the structure.

As a safety precaution, WSF is implementing load restrictions in the area of the broken pile and has now installed a protective barrier to guide customers around the affected area. Please be mindful of the work zone and be courteous to your fellow passengers – especially during peak periods – as the walkway will be narrower while repairs are underway. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Next year, WSF will undertake a more comprehensive project to completely replace the overhead walkway at Bainbridge. For more information about this project, visit http://bit.ly/BIwalkway. Thank you for your patience as we improve our facilities and our service to you.

Monday, June 18, 2018 10:19 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Effective immediately due to safety reasons, drivers are advised that vehicles will queue up (line up on SE Sedgewick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgewick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgewick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - SR 20 Construction began Monday, April 2
Customers travelling to the Anacortes terminal during the spring and summer should be aware of construction planned at the intersection of SR 20/SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) in Anacortes. Around-the-clock lane reductions started Monday, April 2 and are expected to be in place through summer. Those travelling to the terminal should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminal and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through this area. Check the project website below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

SR 20 - Sharpes Corner Interchange project page

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

PT/Coup - Spring and Summer SR 20 Construction
Customers travelling to the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on SR 20 in Port Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Those travelling to the terminals should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas. Check the project websites below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

Project information:

Port Townsend


Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is Required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity. Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement. To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 04:53 AM

Muk/Clin - ADA Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.