- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington State Ferries has a new director.

The Kitsap Sun reports (https://bit.ly/2jnPwKj ) that Amy Scarton will replace Lynne Griffith, who is retiring Jan., 31.

Scarton currently serves as the Transportation Department’s assistant secretary for community and economic development.

State Transportation Secretary Roger Millar said Tuesday that Scarton’s national experience managing programs and projects across all transportation modes will help ensure the ferry division remains on course.

Scarton has worked in the transportation industry in the state and Washington, D.C.

She has held senior roles in both the Obama and Bush administrations at U.S. Department of Transportation. She also managed offices that support the state’s rail, freight, aviation, local programs, planning and public transportation activities.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, https://www.kitsapsun.com/

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