Weekly news roundup

Here’s your ferry new for the week of January 12th – 18th.

The Ferry Community Partnership is finalizing its lobbying goals for the 2013 legislative session. Crosscut reports on a recent meeting of the FCP calling for stronger progress towards replacing our aging fleet.

An editorial in the Times Colonist (Victoia, BC) ponders the question of whether Washington should reconsider its “Made in Washington” rule for ferry construction.

King 5 News reports that the ferry Chetzemoka is damaged during routine drydocking at Vigor Shipyard. Director Moseley mentions the incident in his weekly email newsletter.

The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking at the feasibility of alternatives to the gas tax for transportation funding. Tom Cowan, member of the WSTC, is in an interview on the subject on KVI radio.

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4 thoughts on “Weekly news roundup

    1. Adrienne Adams Post author

      Lance,
      Thanks for your feedback. I’ve gone to the weekly roundup as a way of making sure that we give our readers access to the best news coverage we can find each week. Writing up a summary of an audio file is quite time-consuming. Susan and I produce this blog in our “spare” time so we need to maximize our effort. We are very open to volunteer contributions, so should you feel inspired to write up a summary of the radio interview we would be delighted to post it for our readers.

      Reply
  1. Mac Langford

    Recently there was a news report indicating that the state had been officially criticized for its made-in-Washington rule. I do not recall the exact source of the criticism. Does anyone out there know more?

    Reply

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