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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 01:25 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Vehicle holding area and slip changes at Colman Dock
Big changes are coming to the Colman Dock vehicle holding areas beginning Wednesday, September 26. The Bremerton and Bainbridge Island vehicle holding areas will become smaller and move to new locations on the dock through 2019.

The Bremerton holding area will be located on the north end of the dock, and the Bainbridge holding area will be on the south side. Relocating the vehicle holding areas will help make the most efficient use of available space on the dock during ongoing construction. The corresponding ferry slips assigned to Bainbridge and Bremerton also will be relocated adjacent to the new vehicle holding locations.

Please visit the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project - What to expect during construction page for details.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 10:18 PM

PT/Coup - One boat service with M/V Kennewick--Currently No Standby
The Port Townsend/Coupeville route continues to operate on a one-boat schedule until further notice. There is no standby space available for vehicles without reservations while all reservation holders are given priority boarding. If you have a reservation for the Kennewick, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not attempt to travel earlier or later. The #1 Kennewick will continue to provide service on the route while the #2 Salish remains out of service for repairs.

Walk on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 05:04 PM

PT/Coup - Update - M/V Kennewick left Coupeville 40 minutes behind schedule
Due to necessary clean-up on the vessel, the M/V Kennewick left Coupeville 40 minutes behind schedule for a late 4:15 pm to Port Townsend. This also delays the Port Townsend 5:15 pm, Coupeville 6:00 pm and other departures. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Monday, September 24, 2018 12:33 PM

Ana/SJs - WSF 2040 Long Range Plan Open Houses - Sept. 25 and Sept. 26
Reminder: WSF is hosting two open houses in the San Juan Islands this week to share the Draft Long Range Plan:

Lopez Island: 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (204 Village Rd)
Friday Harbor: 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Brickworks (150 Nichols St)

Drop by anytime to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and comment on the draft plan. You can also view the Draft Plan and provide feedback at an online open house until October 25 at Long Range Plan Open House.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:54 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - ADA Alert - Seattle terminal north elevator is out of service
The north elevator at the Seattle terminal is out of service. Maintenance and repair technicians are working on a solution. The south elevator is operational and remains in service. We apologize for any inconvenience. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 04:58 PM

Sea/BI - Construction impacts on Winslow Way E ( Sept. through Nov.)
The city of Bainbridge Island will conduct work on Winslow Way E between SR 305 and Ericksen Ave NE from September to November. The right-turn-only lane on Winslow Way E onto SR 305 will be closed for the duration of the project. The sidewalk on the south side of Winslow Way E will also be closed. Ferry customers may experience delays or need to find alternate routes to access the ferry terminal during this time. Please visit: Winslow Way Construction Project for more information.

Monday, September 17, 2018 06:06 AM

Sea/Brem - 4:50 a.m. Bremerton departure sails 7 days a week
The 4:50 a.m. sailing departing Bremerton, which previously only operated Mondays through Saturdays, now operates 7 days a week for the summer and fall 2018 schedules. The "Mondays through Saturdays only" designation has been removed from all online schedule formats, but the change is not reflected on the printed summer 2018 schedules.

Please note this adjustment on any copies of the printed summer 2018 sailing schedule, and view example here.

Changes will be correctly reflected on the printed fall 2018 schedules.

Friday, August 03, 2018 05:36 PM

Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

  • Passenger waiting area: Walk-on passengers will use a single, combined waiting area for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailings on the north side (Bainbridge Island side) of the terminal. This configuration will be in effect until early May while construction crews build a new combined waiting area on the other side of the terminal (Bremerton side) that will be in place until mid-2019.
  • Bremerton bike passengers: For your safety, please use the marked bike lane located next to the vehicle exit lanes on the south side of the dock (Yesler Way exit). There is construction activity and equipment in the vehicle holding lanes during the day. Do not ride through the vehicle holding lanes to exit Colman Dock.
  • Vehicle lane work: Crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.
  • Bainbridge trucks over 40’: Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • This work is part of ongoing construction of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

Saturday, August 11, 2018 01:43 PM

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 09:33 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Effective immediately due to safety reasons, drivers are advised that vehicles will queue up (line up on SE Sedgwick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgwick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgwick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 05:10 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity.

Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement.

To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.

Friday, August 03, 2018 05:36 PM

Muk/Clin - ADA Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.