Yakima: Late

– from Washington State Ferries – Due to operational constraints the Yakima is running 25 minutes late. This will affect the 3:05pm sailing from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw and Orcas Island. This will also affect the 4:50pm sailing to Orcas and the 4:15pm sailing to Shaw sailings back to Anacortes. … Continue reading

Ferries Shake-Up Planned by Griffith

 — by Mike Lindblom of the SeattleTimes.com — Washington State Ferries chief Lynne Griffith told employees via e-mail Tuesday [Jan. 6, 2015] that she will reorganize the management structure and recruit new leaders — creating seven new job titles and requiring four senior staffers to re-apply for positions. Griffith was hired … Continue reading

New Laws Eliminate Seven-year Plate Replacement, Add a Fee to Fund Ferries

– from Milene Henley, County Auditor – Two laws enacted in 2014 will soon affect vehicle license renewals. Beginning January 1, 2015, ESHB 1129 will make vehicle transactions subject to a $5 licensing service fee on vehicle registration renewals and a $12 service fee on title transfers.The new service fees … Continue reading

State Transportation Fires Ferries’ Operations Manager

– by Mike Lindlbom for the Seattle Times (www.SeattelTimes.com ) – The operations director for the state ferry system — who has been on paid administrative leave and under investigation since July after being reprimanded — has been fired. Steve Rodgers, who was reprimanded in July after State Transportation Secretary … Continue reading

Guest Column: Why I Welcome the New Ferry Reservation System

FERRY MEETING ALERT!! Saturday, November 1, at the Orcas Library, WSF representatives will give three “Reservations 101” presentations: 2:00–3:15p.m., 3:30–4:45 p.m., 5–6 p.m. This is a change from the previous announcement. – by Margot Shaw – They tell us that, to keep young minds and bodies, we should change our … Continue reading