Monday, February 2, 2009

It's a very ferry day

If you’re into ferry issues, today is your day.

We already heard from Governor Gregoire this morning that five unions representing more than 1,000 state ferry workers have agreed to halt worker raises, a move that will save $18 million and help prevent layoffs.

And in this afternoon’s House Transportation Committee, legislators will focus on a couple of interesting ferry construction issues including the idea of allowing out-of-state builders to construct ferries. TVW is scheduled to air the committee hearing live, so tune in or watch online at

3:30pm in Transportation
Public Hearing:
HB 1209 – Providing funding for passenger-only ferry construction.
HB 1652 – Eliminating a requirement that certain ferry vessels be constructed within the boundaries of the state of Washington.