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Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

March 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Washington State Ferries chief David Moseley to resign

The head of Washington’s ferry system is stepping down effective April 15.

David Moseley, assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation, announced his resignation in a statement Tuesday, saying he’d left the ferry system in a stronger position than it was when he took the job six years ago. He cited progress on building new boats and moves toward more sustainable funding.

“I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made. But it is now time for the next person to build on our successes, correct our mistakes and continue to move the system forward,” Moseley said.

Moseley said he doesn’t know what his next job will be, and he will take a few months off to explore new possibilities.

The state ferry system has been beleaguered by money and staff issues. Last September, Moseley apologized after 31 ferry trips were canceled over a single weekend. The ferries system also came under intense scrutiny in a KING 5 investigative series that questioned millions of dollars in potential waste and problems with accountability.

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