September 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM
State ferry fares going up 2-4 percent on Tuesday
Puget Sound-area fares on Washington State Ferries will increase 2 percent for passengers and 3 percent for vehicles on Tuesday. As an example, the cost will rise to $13.55 for a car and driver on the Seattle-Bremerton, Seattle-Bainbridge Island, and Edmonds-Kingston routes, or $7.85 for walk-on riders.
For vehicles and passengers between Anacortes and Sidney, B.C., the fare increase will be 4.1 percent; however, there will also be a reduction in youth fares to half the adult price and a discount for cars less than 14 feet long, which will be carried for only 70 percent of the full rate.
A printable brochure containing full listings can be found on the Ferries website.
Fares have steadily risen in the past few decades, and they cover 65 to 70 percent of operating costs, the agency says. The last increase occurred May 1, 2012.
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