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Moseley announces resignation from WSF
David Moseley, the assistant director of the state Department of Transportation in charge of the Washington State Ferries, announced today that he is resigning effective April 15.
Moseley took over WSF in 2008. In a letter published on the WSF website, Moseley said he took over "an agency in crisis." He added that, "we had old boats, had cut service and raised fares on our customers – no wonder they were mad at us!"
"When I came I said that we need to focus on four major priorities. First, we had to build new ferry boats. Second, we had to preserve and maintain our ferries better to ensure the safety of our passengers and the reliability of our service. Third, we needed to improve our relationships with ferry communities and customers through more frequent and more personal communication. Finally, we needed a sustainable, dedicated funding source for the capital and operating needs of the system."
Moseley said he isn't sure what he will do next, but will spend the next few months thinking about his options. His full letter can be found at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/105768E1-30AA-4CC4-9FE2-AF7DD36B3258/97775/StatementFromDavidMoseley_031814.pdf.