In early August, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton sent a letter to David Moseley, Assistant Secretary of Transportation. In the letter she expressed several concerns about the design and durability of the new 64-car ferries. She received a response from WSF on August 17, but is still not satisfied. She has requested a face-to-face meeting with Mr. Moseley which will also be attended by Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor. He is a former U.S. Navy warship captain who also has many questions about these ferries.
A full article about this recent development is available here, on the HeraldNet site.