ferry systems http://www.kplu.org en Ferry Fare Hike in Effect Except for Small-Car Drivers http://www.kplu.org/post/ferry-fare-hike-effect-except-small-car-drivers <p>Starting today, it&rsquo;s going to cost you more to commute by ferry in and around the Puget Sound&mdash;unless you have a small car.</p><p>Walk-on ferry passengers will pay 15 cents more to sail from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Passenger fares are going up 2 percent are vehicle fares are increasing by 3 percent to help the ferry system meet its revenue target.</p><p>But for those who drive onto the ferry, it pays to have a small car. Cars shorter than 14 feet will receive a discount.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 10208 at http://www.kplu.org Ferry Fare Hike in Effect Except for Small-Car Drivers Defunct Kingston ferry could improve reliability for King County’s passenger-only service http://www.kplu.org/post/defunct-kingston-ferry-could-improve-reliability-king-county-s-water-taxis <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Their loss is our gain. That’s one way some folks are looking at the</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/175856921.html">failure</a> of the Port of Kingston’s passenger-only ferry service. </span></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7116 at http://www.kplu.org Defunct Kingston ferry could improve reliability for King County’s passenger-only service Famed Washington ferry Kalakala reportedly sold for $1 http://www.kplu.org/post/famed-washington-ferry-kalakala-reportedly-sold-1 <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; The owner of the historic Washington ferry Kalakala says on his website the vessel has been sold for $1 to an anonymous buyer who promises to restore the vessel to its art deco glory.</p><div><p>No other details about the plans were <a href="http://www.kalakala.org/">posted on the Kalakala Website</a>.</p><p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:40:00 +0000 The Associated Press 3490 at http://www.kplu.org Famed Washington ferry Kalakala reportedly sold for $1 Expect Seattle's own 'Carmageddon' during 9-day viaduct closure http://www.kplu.org/post/expect-seattles-own-carmageddon-during-9-day-viaduct-closure <p>It&rsquo;ll be the longest full closure of a Seattle area highway the region&rsquo;s ever dealt with. In less than two weeks, demolition begins on the south end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Several miles of <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/Viaduct/">State Route 99 will be closed</a> for nine days starting Oct 21<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>The state says all commuters will be affected &ndash; but none more than those near West Seattle. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2850 at http://www.kplu.org Expect Seattle's own 'Carmageddon' during 9-day viaduct closure Warning: Dogs will find fireworks on state ferries http://www.kplu.org/post/roundup-afternoon-headlines <p>The Washington State Patrol says dogs that sniff for explosives at state ferry terminals will find fireworks.</p><p>The patrol says ferry riders should store fireworks where they are accessible for troopers to examine. Any illegal fireworks will be confiscated, and the owners could be prosecuted.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:20:07 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 1962 at http://www.kplu.org Warning: Dogs will find fireworks on state ferries Ferry riders face fare hikes under budget plans http://www.kplu.org/post/ferry-riders-face-fare-hikes-under-budget-plans <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959182.mp3</p><p>Riders on the nation&rsquo;s biggest ferry system, Washington State Ferries, should brace themselves for another round of fare increases. The only remaining question is how much.&nbsp;</p><p>The state House and Senate have come out with competing spending blueprints for roads and ferries. One thing the budgets have in common is higher ferry fares. The&nbsp; increase this fall ranges between 2.5% and 5% and another 2.5% coming next fall.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 23:15:59 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1052 at http://www.kplu.org Ferry riders face fare hikes under budget plans