Washington State Ferries Long Range Plan legislation

View the list of legislation that guided the development of our 2040 Long Range Plan.

The following legislation guided us in developing our 2040 Long Range Plan:

2007 Legislative Directive (ESHB 2358)

  • Include service objectives for routes
  • Forecast demand
  • Develop investment strategies that consider regional and statewide needs
  • Support local use plans, and assure that ferry services are fully integrated with other transportation services
  • provide for the preservation of capital assets based on lowest life-cycle cost methods; be consistent with the regional transportation plans
  • Be developed in conjunction with the Ferry Advisory Committees

2017/2019 Transportation Budget

  • Review the changing needs of ferry system users and funding opportunities and challenges
  • Evaluate strategies to help spread peak ridership
  • Identify operational changes to reduce costs
  • Address the seismic vulnerability and emergency preparedness of the system

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Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.