Ferry fix on the way for long wait times

KING 5's Jake Whittenberg reports.

SEATTLE - State ferry officials are launching a week-long 'listening tour' to try to improve long, frustrating ferry lines.

The focus is on the triangle route of Vashon, Fauntleroy, and Southworth where it was a tough Summer for riders who often endured two-hour wait times. Long lines in West Seattle spanned all the way back to California Avenue on some days which is more than a mile away.

During listening sessions, WSDOT Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith and other Ferries officials will be on hand to hear each community’s concerns and priorities.

WSF says the meetings are a first step toward improving conditions on the route and at the ferry terminals.

Meeting schedule:

Southworth:   Monday, Oct. 24
              6–7:30 p.m.
              John Sedgwick Jr. High, 8995 SE Sedgewick Road
              Port Orchard, WA  9836

Vashon:    Wednesday, Oct. 26
              6–7:30 p.m.
              McMurray Middle School, 9329 SW Cemetery Road
              Vashon, WA  9807

West Seattle: Thursday, Oct. 27
              5–6:30 p.m.
              Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 9131 California Ave. SW
              Seattle, WA  98136

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