Washington State Ferries has begun running ads, and has made almost $165,000 in three months with four advertisers. They are slowly ramping up the ads across the state, now with just a few ads at Colman Dock and Bainbridge terminal. I’ve always thought ads on transit was a quick and easy way to make up. Down in San Francisco, BART, which is relatively light on the ads compared to trains in Europe or Japan, makes 14% of its operating revenue from advertising.
New Plans for the Mukilteo ferry terminal are smaller, and don’t have the parking garage the original did. The original plan was for a $148 million terminal with over-the-water holding lanes, and a commuter garage. There will still be some Sound Transit parking, and the connector for Sounder. But more of the land near the beach will be used for the holding lanes, so there will be less development near the Terminal.
Washington State Ferry Chief is holding public meetings over the next month to introduce the new Assistant Secretary of WSDOT, David Moseley. The new ferry chief is holding a meet-and-greet.
Meetings will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the exception of San Juan Islands at Friday Harbor, which will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. due to the sailing schedule.
- Monday, March 24 – Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island
- Tuesday, March 25 – Kingston Yacht Club, 25915 Washington Blvd. NE, Kingston
- Wednesday, March 26 – South Colby Elementary, 3281 Banner Rd. SE, Southworth
- Thursday, March 27 – Camp Casey, Auditorium B, 1276 Engle Rd., Coupeville
- Monday, March 31 – Norm Dicks Gov. Center Meeting Room, 345 6th St., Suite 100, Bremerton
- Tuesday, April 1 – City Hall Council Chambers, 904 6th St., Anacortes
- Wednesday, April 2 – Mullis Senior Center, 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor
- Thursday, April 3 – McMurray Middle School Multi-Purpose Room, 9329 SW Cemetery Rd., Vashon Island