“”Without new funding our ferry system will not survive as we know it,” Gov. Chris Gregoire told Washington’s legislator’s as she unveiled a $3.6 billion transportation package to address the state’s projected funding shortfall for its programs Tuesday morning in Olympia.” Thus begins an article published by SanJuanJournal.com on Jan. 12, 2012.
“Solution for state ferry system?” does a good job laying out the current issues faced by the ferry system and explains the governor’s proposal for generating revenue. The article is available in its entirety here.
Please take a few minutes to read it. As it gets closer to time to contact elected officials to encourage them to support funding for ferries, this will give you important background information.