Ferry Fare

March madness

Steve Rodgers, Washington State Ferries Director of Operations, will be in the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters station on Miller Bay Road at 7 p.m. March 3 to answer all your questions on ferries and terminals. Please come.

Kingston rules!

More than 150 people stuffed into the Kingston Community Center Jan. 14 to comment on WSF’s draft Long-Range Plan. The testimony was exceptionally thoughtful and well spoken. WSF Director David Moseley was impressed and it will make a difference in the final plan. The comments will also be formally attached to the final Plan.

Next step … Olympia

Kingston will need to keep up our involvement as the plan goes on to the Legislature. Write, e-mail or call the Governor and our Legislators. Focus on the Transportation Committees’ Chairs and members as well as the Senate and House leadership. You can find out who they are on the Legislature’s Web site.

For contact information click on the “Legislator information” tab. Click on “Rosters” to get phone numbers and addresses. Click on “Legislator E-mail Services” for e-mail address. Mark Bell from Driftwood Keys (bellmark4478@att.net, (360) 638 1263) is building a contact list that you can have.


Another way to make a difference is testifying at the Legislature’s hearings. If the turnout is light legislators can justify a bad decision by saying that no one showed up to testify. The committees’ upcoming agendas and schedules are updated Wednesday evenings at the Legislature’s Web site. You can also get e-mail notification by subscribing to the “list-serve,” which is also on the Web site homepage. If the agenda says “hearing” we can testify; if it says “work session” we cannot.

Tracking legislation

You can find out about ferry bills by clicking on “Bill Information” at the Legislature Web site. Use the search function to find the bills with key words such as ferries or fares. This year, there’s an “RSS” system that will send you messages on a bill’s progress. Information on how to subscribe is on the bill’s information page. Click on “what’s this?” next to the orange icon

If you need any additional information, contact Walt Elliott, Dennis Cziske or Paul Lundy – we’re all listed in the phone book.