By Beacon Staff
Mukilteo Beaon 

Ferry proposal: Increase fares over next 2 years


Last updated 7/20/2023 at 9:43am

Photo courtesy of WA Dept. of Transportation

Traffic offloading at the Mukilteo Ferry dock.

The Washington State Transportation Commission is proposing to increase ferry fares over the next two years to meet revenue requirements set by the state Legislature.

Ferry riders and members of the public are invited to weigh in and can submit their comments through July 30.

The proposed fare changes come after public input gathered through recent community meetings hosted by Washington State Ferries and an online survey hosted by the commission. The proposed fare increase must raise $418.6 million in operating revenue between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2025, as required in the recently enacted two-year transportation budget for ferry operations.

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