Washingotn State Ferries http://www.kplu.org en Costs said to hamper staffing fixes aboard Washington ferries http://www.kplu.org/post/costs-said-hamper-staffing-fixes-aboard-washington-ferries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington ferry officials blame budget cuts and new rules for Monday’s </span>cancelations<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but workers say that kind of disruption could be avoided.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It didn't take much: A crew member called in sick around midnight. A captain took a vacation but still wound up on the schedule. Those routine staffing hiccups resulted in four canceled ferry runs Monday, stranding hundreds of passengers.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8170 at http://www.kplu.org Costs said to hamper staffing fixes aboard Washington ferries Sinking ship? Saving Seattle's historic Kalakala ferry http://www.kplu.org/post/sinking-ship-saving-seattles-historic-kalakala-ferry <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lGA_x31yJU</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:56:16 +0000 Martin Kaste 3616 at http://www.kplu.org Sinking ship? Saving Seattle's historic Kalakala ferry Washington ferry fares going up 2.5 percent in October http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-ferry-fares-going-25-percent-october <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Within the plans to increase fares, cars shorter than 14 feet will be charged a lower fare on Washington ferries and bike riders won&#39;t need an annual permit under changes approved by the state Transportation Commission.</p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:58:32 +0000 The Associated Press 2489 at http://www.kplu.org Washington ferry fares going up 2.5 percent in October