Representatives from the ferry system will visit local communities served by ferries to share important information and receive valuable feedback from customers at public meetings scheduled for Nov. 7 through Dec. 10.
Washington State Ferries (WSF) is holding a series of community meetings to provide information, answer questions and hear from customers on a variety of issues, including the upcoming legislative session, proposed service reductions on some routes, new ferry construction and liquefied natural gas as a potential fuel for ferries.
"The community meetings are a great opportunity for us to hear from our ferry-served communities," said David Moseley, assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division. "I will discuss the future of the ferry system as we head into the 2013 legislative session."
During the meetings, Moseley will discuss system-wide and route-specific issues. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to Moseley and his team. Materials and comment forms will be posted on WSF's community meetings page prior to the first meeting on Nov. 7.
The community meeting schedule:
• Vashon Island
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
McMurray Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
9329 S.W. Cemetery Road
6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3
John Sedgwick Junior High
8995 SE Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
Kitsap Conference Center Oyster Room
100 Washington Ave.
• Bainbridge Island
6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26
Bainbridge Island Art Museum
100 Ravine Lane, Suite 210
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
Anacortes City Hall
904 Sixth St.
• Whidbey Island
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
Trinity Lutheran Church
18341 State Route 525
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
Kingston Community Center
11212 State Hwy 104
• San Juan Islands
5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
San Juan County Council Chambers
55 Second St. (corner of Second and Reed streets)
Meeting will be streamed live from the Orcas and Lopez libraries and on the San Juan County website.
Questions will be taken via email (email address will be posted closer to the meeting date).
Noon Monday, Dec. 10
555 Otto St.
Joint meeting with Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce