- Associated Press - Thursday, July 27, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Transportation Commission has approved a fare hike for the state’s ferry system.

The Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2vbzMCG ) a 2.9 percent boost in fares for small- and standard-sized vehicles and increases ranging from 0.8 percent to 1.8 percent for oversized vehicles depending on their length will be set in place October 1. Fares for passengers will go up 2.1 percent.

The commissioners also set 2018 fare increases, with the price for small- and standard-sized vehicles set to go up an additional 2.5 percent and fare for passengers an additional 2.1 percent.

Fares are climbing because state lawmakers required Washington State Ferries to come up with additional $8.4 million in revenue for its day-to-day operations in the 2017-19 biennium.

___

Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide