2019 State of Transportation

Capacity

Washington State Ferries

  • Need to increase fleet size to maintain reliable service, allow for maintenance and repair of existing vessels
  • Demand is increasing:
    • Ridership expected to grow more than 30% - from 24.7 riders in 2018 to approximately 32.5 million in 2040
    • Walk on passenger ridership expected to increase by 45%, vehicle ridership by 21%
Riders on ferry upper deck
Ferry riders exiting vessel