- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Some San Juan County residents have expressed frustration by the Washington State Ferries reservation system to manage congestion on vessels between Anacortes and the San Juan islands - a popular tourist destination.

KIRO-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1cXeoU4 ) that residents of San Juan or Orcas Island said the lack of standby space means they cannot leave the island if trips are not planned well in advance. Rebecca Parks of Friday Harbor says she feels “trapped.”

Under the three-tier system, implemented Dec. 2, 30 percent of the spots open to reservations are available two months before the scheduled sailing, another 30 percent are released two weeks in advance and 30 percent are available two days in advance. The last 10 percent are available for standby.

A WSF spokeswoman said lines for ferries were shorter on Memorial Day weekend and that officials are pleased with how the system has worked.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttps://www.kirotv.com/index.html


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