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

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.