Ferry expansion for Lake Washington report approved by King Co. Council

On Sept. 8, the King County Council approved an initial report concerning the optional ferry expansions for the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.

On Sept. 8, the King County Council approved an initial report concerning the optional ferry expansions for the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.

The purpose of the report was to proved an assessment of passenger-only ferry expansions, including building a new transit options through Sound Transit’s University Link rail and other regional transit options, and to assess the facilities, costs and community interest or readiness for the idea.

Only three routes met the criteria for passenger ferry terminals, including from Kenmore to the University of Washington Seattle campus, Kirkland to the University of Washington Seattle campus and From Seattle Pier 50 to Ballard.

The next step includes creating a final report, which is due to the King County Council by Sept. 30, based on discussions and feedback from the initial report. There would be many more steps prior to the implementation of any ferry expansion, including more public input.

To review the Interim Report, please visit the King County Legislative page concerning motion 2015-0323 and click on “2. A> Interim Report on Ferry Expansion…”.


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