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Passenger-Only Ferry Plan

Passenger-Only Ferry Plan

Kitsap Transit is making progress on a business plan and long-range strategy for passenger-only ferry (POF) service between Kitsap County and downtown Seattle.  As part of this process, we have conducted two online surveys to better understand community priorities and interest in POF service.  Feedback from the surveys will help guide the business plan, including recommendations for routes, service priorities and fare programs.

Passenger-Only Ferry Business Plan Fact Sheet

Progress

  • In June, nearly 1,300 Kitsap residents completed the first of two online surveys to better understand interest in passenger-only ferry service.  Almost two-thirds of survey respondents ride the ferries one to five or more days a week, and many respondents strongly agreed that a 35-minute or less trip and a passenger-only ferry service is important for access to jobs.
     
  • The second survey was conducted in September and focused on schedules, fares and funding.  Results of that survey are being compiled. 

  • At the Transit Board Passenger-Only Ferry Subcommittee meeting in July, findings were presented on an assessment of terminal and vessel infrastructure needs as well as organizational alternatives and possible operating schedules for proposed passenger-only ferry service routes. We also discussed key themes from interviews with Kitsap County community leaders.

  • The Passenger-Only Ferry business plan and long range strategy will be presented to the Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners this fall. Additionally, please stay tuned for information about an upcoming public forum on the project.

We welcome comments on the Passenger-Only Ferry Business Plan at any time: pofinfo@kitsaptransit.com

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