Weekend closures, lane restrictions impact SR 99, I-5 and I-90

Fares going up for most ferry riders

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FerrySEATTLE — The Washington State Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to increase the fares for most riders on Washington State Ferries.

Adult passenger fares will go up 2% and vehicle fares will increase 3%, starting Oct. 1.  Passenger fares will go up another 2% and vehicle fares will jump another 2.5% in May 2014.

Adult fares will be $7.85.  Vehicle fares will be $13.65.

But not everyone will pay more.  Youth fares will be going down from 80% of full fare to 50% of full fare.

The increases are expected to raise $328 million over the next two years to meet state budget requirements set by the Legislature.  The rate increase is designed simply to maintain services and pay for increased costs like fuel prices.  The money won’t go towards any improvements.

Detailed information, including fare tables, is available on the commission’s website: www.wstc.wa.gov


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s