ferry fares 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 State Ferry Fares to Rise up to 6 Pct. over Next Year http://www.kplu.org/post/state-ferry-fares-rise-6-pct-over-next-year <p>Fares on Washington state ferries are going up again.</p><p>On Tuesday, the Washington State Transportation Commission approved a two-stage increase. The fare increases are designed to meet a $328 million revenue target set by the state Legislature.</p><p>State Ferries Director David Moseley says the fare hike will mostly just maintain the status quo.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:27:22 +0000 Tom Banse 9473 at http://www.kplu.org State Ferry Fares to Rise up to 6 Pct. over Next Year Hearings on state ferry fare increase http://www.kplu.org/post/hearings-state-ferry-fare-increase <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The state Transportation Commission is holding five public hearings on proposed increases in ferry fares.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The first is Monday on board the San Juan Islands inter-island ferry. Others will be Wednesday in Coupeville, Thursday at Vashon Island, July 15 at Bainbridge Island and July 16 at Port Orchard.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:06:01 +0000 The Associated Press 9271 at http://www.kplu.org Hearings on state ferry fare increase Dems seek higher transportation fees to help balance budget http://www.kplu.org/post/dems-seek-higher-transportation-fees-help-balance-budget <p><strong>An Olympia budget problem:</strong></p><ul><li>Washington&#39;s roads need repair and improvements.</li><li>Gas tax revenues are way down because people are driving less and driving more fuel-efficient cars.</li><li>State voters have made it clear they don&#39;t want higher taxes.</li></ul><p><strong>What&#39;s a lawmaker to do?</strong></p><p>Democratic budget writers in the Legislature hoping to plug a $5 billion deficit are proposing to raise a slew of fees on everything from getting a drivers license to riding a ferry.&nbsp;</p><p>They say they&#39;re just trying to bring fees -- many of which haven&#39;t been raised in years -- in line with current costs. But skeptical Republicans are cool to the proposal.</p><p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:03:46 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1182 at http://www.kplu.org Dems seek higher transportation fees to help balance budget