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Published on July 15th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene

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Kitsap Transit to Present Passenger-Only Ferry Plan to Kingston Community

Kitsap Transit is asking voters to decide on a measure this November that would raise local sales taxes to pay for passenger-only ferry service to Seattle.

At the Aug. 3 meeting of the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, Kitsap Transit will present an overview of the plan for providing passenger-only ferry service between several Kitsap County locations — including Kingston — and Seattle.

Transit officials will also discuss the related sales-tax measure appearing on the November ballot. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Fare for cross-sound ferry service would be $12, or $6 for reduced fares, with discounts for purchasing a monthly pass. The sailings would take about half the time as the ferries operated by the state, in vessels designed to minimize wakes in Rich Passage.

Ferries would leave from Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth. Kitsap Transit plans to implement the service by 2020.

Kitsap Transit currently operates passenger-only ferry service between Port Orchard and Bremerton.

The Kingston Citizens Advisory meets 7-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month, except for in January and July, at the new Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, off West Kingston Road. For more information on the meetings, contact Rebecca Pirtle at rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us or 360-337-4650.

For more information on the passenger-only ferry proposal, go to http://www.kitsaptransit.com/passenger-only-ferry-business-plan.


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