Curtis King http://www.kplu.org en 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