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Edmonds riders: Ferry fares on the increase again

By October 2022: Round-trip of $34.40 for vehicle/driver on Edmonds-Kingston

 

Last updated 8/16/2021 at 11:01am

Brian Soergel

Ferry fares are increasing.

You didn't expect ferry fares to go down, right? Especially after a pandemic – which is not yet over – kept many commuters and travelers home and away from Washington state's watery transit system.

So when the Washington State Transportation Commission announced a 2.5% across-the-board ferry fare increase – for both vehicles and walk-on passengers – on Aug. 10, it wasn't much of a surprise. It had no choice – the fares are set to meet requirements of the transportation budget passed by the 2021 Legislature.

The budget requires $377 million to be generated from fares over the two-y...



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