Washington Ferry System

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Mishaps Prompt Questions About Washington Ferries

Officials are wondering whether the series of problems is just coincidence, or a more troubling sign of how deeply the state has cut into a transportation system that is a major economic driver and lifeline for many communities.

CBS Seattle–08/22/2014

File image of Washington Ferry (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Don’t Mind Those Choppers Above State Ferries, It’s Just A Drill

Authorities are training Monday for a possible threat to a ferry on Puget Sound. The drill calls for officers to deploy from a helicopter by ropes onto the ferry. Others will board the moving ferry from Coast Guard boats.

CBS Seattle–10/29/2012

File image of Washington Ferry (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Ferry Failure: 15 Crossings Canceled In Less Than A Month

Fifteen ferry crossings have been canceled in the past three weeks because of staffing issues. That follows 37 cancellations during the busy summer season, compared to only four sailings canceled in the summer of last year.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2012

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