Snow a major factor in 2019 state ferry ridership drop
New storm schedules ready to go for 2020 winter snow
Last updated 1/16/2020 at 9:44am
For the first time in seven years, annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries declined in 2019, dropping by 800,000 customers – 3.2% – to 23.9 million.
That included the Edmonds-Kingston run.
WSF, in a news release, reports that severe winter weather, construction in and around ferry terminals, and increased ferry and transit options, are considered the main reasons for the decrease.
More than a third of the year-to-year decline came in February, when several snowstorms hit the Puget Sound region, causing many people to cancel or delay travel plans.
During that time, there were o...