2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 12:25

SEATTLE – Pack extra patience if your Labor Day weekend travel plans include a Washington State Ferries ride. In addition to the usual long vehicle boarding lines surrounding holiday weekends, riders should be prepared for the possibility of disrupted sailings due to COVID-19 cases and quarantines among crew and the global shortage of mariners.

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 09:00

SEATTLE – Today, Friday, Aug. 13, crews placed the final 15-ton pre-cast concrete panel on the new trestle at Colman Dock, providing a second route for drivers exiting vessels from Bremerton or Bainbridge Island. This exit has been closed since October 2020, requiring all vehicles to use a single exit at Yesler Street. Re-opening the Marion Street exit this fall will greatly improve operations at Colman Dock, while construction continues toward project completion in 2023.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 11:00

SEATTLE – If your Independence Day weekend travel plans include a Washington State Ferries ride, be prepared for several recent changes. Sailing schedules on some routes are altered and COVID-19 safety rules are revised.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 07:51

SEATTLE – Six years after the end of World War II, the State of Washington began operating the country’s largest ferry system. Today, Washington State Ferries marks seven decades with the unveiling of a commemorative logo that will decorate all 21 vessels in the ferry fleet during the anniversary year.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00

SEATTLE – If a Washington State Ferries ride is part of your holiday weekend travel plans, double check sailing schedules and prepare for the possibility of long waits if driving a vehicle on board.

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 10:12

Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are invited to attend one of two upcoming Washington State Ferries virtual public meetings to hear updates and ask questions about the ferry system.

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 15:10

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries is accepting applications from community members interested in joining a new advisory group as planning to replace the aging Fauntleroy ferry terminal gets underway.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 09:22

SEATTLE – The public is invited to attend upcoming virtual community meetings as Washington State Ferries launches a multi-year planning process to replace the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in West Seattle. Community engagement will be at the core of how WSF develops this project.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 10:55

Contacts: Hadley Rodero, communications, 206-818-3813 WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070 Topics include hybrid-electric vessels, service and COVID-19 response

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 09:00

SEATTLE – Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries plunged by nearly 10 million customers in 2020 – a drop of 41% from the previous year – to roughly 14 million. Stay-at-home orders, remote work and decreased tourism because of COVID-19 are the main reasons for the system’s lowest yearly count since 1975.