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A first for WSF: Stay off ferries unless it's essential

Ridership way down as a result of coronavirus restrictions

Series: Coronavirus | Story 56

Last updated 3/26/2020 at 9:02am

Brian Soergel

A Washington State Ferry pulls into Edmonds in this file photo.

As you might guess, ridership on state ferries has decreased significantly in the past few weeks due to stay-at-home orders and the increase in working remotely.

Even though that means Washington State Ferries is taking a significant hit with lost revenue, ferry officials are urging Washingtonians to limit ferry travel, unless it's essential, as part of the effort to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the state's response to COVID-19, all state ferries will remain operating on their winter sailing schedules through at least April 25 due to the drastically decreasing n...

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