During it’s recent (December 14 and 15) meeting, the WSTC approved a 20-year transportation plan for the state. A summary of the plan is provided in this article from the Lake Stevens Journal. I looked for a copy of the final approved plan, but was not able to find it. You can go to the WTP 2030 page on the WSTC site for additional information. I assume this is where the final report will be posted.
The report does discuss the dire need for ongoing, reliable funding sources for all modes of public transportation, including ferries. The article states, “Recommendations in the plan include indexing the fuel tax to inflation, placing fees or taxes on alternative fueled vehicles, and giving cities and counties more authority to generate revenue so that they can independently meet their funding needs.”
What are other possible funding sources?