Ferry Alert Bulletins

Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Fare increases and Peak Season Surcharge take effect May 1
A passenger fare increase of 2% and a vehicle/driver fare of 2.5% will go into effect May 1 on all domestic sailings. A 2.5% increase on all international fares will also occur. This is the second part of two part increase approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission. In addition to these increases, the Peak Season Surcharge also goes into effect beginning Thursday, May 1 through Tuesday, September 30 for vehicles and drivers paying full fare. Multi-ride products will not be affected by the Peak Season Surcharge. For details, visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/pdf/fareseffectivemay2014.pdf


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

PT/Coupe, Ana/Sid: Summer reservations now available on select routes, 4/18
Starting today, April 18, 2014, reservations will be available online for the summer sailing schedule for the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. Online reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website. WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Potential Measles Exposure On April 4
The Department of Health has informed WSF that on Friday, Apr. 4, a person with a confirmed case of measles was a walk-on passenger on the 6:20 a.m. departure from Bainbridge Island to Seattle. Passengers in the Bainbridge Island terminal between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. or the Seattle terminal between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. may have been exposed to the measles. Passengers traveling on the ferry TACOMA on the 6:20 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. departures from BI and the 7:05 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. departures from Seattle may have been exposed to the measles. The Department of Health is recommending that anyone that may have been exposed should find out if they’ve been vaccinated for measles or if they’ve already had measles. People who have not been vaccinated, or aren’t sure if they’re immune, and develop an illness with fever and unexplained rash should consult a health care professional.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Traffic Revisions At Colman Dock
Vehicles entering and departing the Seattle Ferry Terminal will find road revisions to accommodate the seawall construction project. All vehicles will be required to access the toll plaza from the north. Vehicles that have used the Yesler St. entrance will now enter the terminal via the U-Turn route at Spring Street as the left turn lane at Yesler will be closed. When exiting the terminal, trucks larger than 30’ in length will use the Marion St. exit and will be single-lane offloaded from the vessel. Drivers and riders should note that the Yesler exit will be reduced to one 12’ lane and are advised to use caution when transiting through the construction zone. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Sea/Brem/BI: Seawall Work Begins At Colman Dock Near Yesler Way Driveway
Seawall construction preparatory work will begin on Colman Dock to remove the fountain, benches and planters near the Yesler driveway. These are anticipated to be returned at the end of construction. Alaskan Way will shift to a temporary roadway under the Alaskan Way Viaduct starting Jan. 7 and continuing throughout the Seawall Project (completion in 2016). All traffic access to ferry queuing lanes, including van pools and freight, will move to the north, from Madison Street to Spring Street.

This work will allow room to build the new seawall near Colman Dock, and the Yesler Way driveway will move northward in this area. Vehicle access routes will be clearly marked and pedestrian access will be maintained. Bicycle access to Colman Dock will remain in the same location at Yesler Way. Contact the Seawall Project if you have questions: 206.618.8584.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Waterfront Construction Projects Relocate Metro Rts 16, 66 and 99
For approximately three years, routes 16, 66, and 99 will be rerouted in downtown Seattle due to the Elliott Bay Seawall and SR-99 deep bore tunnel construction projects. All routes will serve ferry riders by stopping either northbound or southbound in the vicinity of 1st Avenue and Marion Street. Ferry riders will be able to use the Marion Street pedestrian overpass on 1st Avenue to access Colman Dock.

For King County Metro route information about these and other route changes, including new route maps, visit King County Metro. For more information about the Elliott Bay Seawall Project, visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/seawall.htm.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle queue policies
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 04:27 AM

Sea/BI - UPDATE - Bainbridge Terminal Construction
Please allow for extra time while traveling to and from the Bainbridge terminal. The 1950s-era terminal is currently under construction to bring it into compliance with today’s seismic and energy efficiency standards. In addition to a seismically sound facility and ADA-compliant bathrooms, the renovation will provide additional space and energy efficient windows in the terminal. For more information and detours during Phase 1 construction, please visit the project webpage at: Bainbridge Terminal Construction .

Walk-on, bicycle, and vehicle customers will experience intermittent traffic detours at the terminal during construction. From 6:00 am to 6:00 p.m., Holding Lane 1 will be closed to accommodate the terminal construction project. Truck traffic will be single lane off-loaded from the vessel during this time. Drivers, riders and passengers are advised to use caution when transiting through the construction zone. Updates will occur as conditions change.