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Edmonds-Kingston route sees increases in vehicles, passengers


Last updated 1/27/2022 at 8:38am

Brian Soergel

A ferry departs a foggy Edmonds for Kingston Saturday, Jan. 15.

The Edmonds-Kingston ferry route saw an increase of 14% in vehicle traffic in 2021, according to Washington State Ferries, and saw an overall increase of 20% in total ridership.

The greatest year-to-year increase came on the Seattle-Bainbridge Island route, where total ridership – vehicles and passengers combined – was up 44%, for a total ridership of 3,717,188. The boost lifts the run back into the top spot as the system's busiest after dropping behind Mukilteo-Clinton and Edmonds-Kingston (3,510,302) in 2020 for the first time in more than 40 years.

Annual ridership aboard Washington...

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