The phrase,'Unsound Transit', was coined by the Wall Street Journal to describe Seattle where,"Light Rail Madness eats billions that could otherwise be devoted to truly efficient transportation technologies." The Puget Sound's traffic congestion is a growing cancer on the region's prosperity. This website, captures news and expert opinion about ways to address the crisis. This is not a blog, but a knowledge base, which collects the best articles and presents them in a searchable format. My goal is to arm residents with knowledge so they can champion fact-based, rather than emotional, solutions.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Passenger only ferry to end between Seattle and Bremerton as too expensive

New york Times
National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Ferry Service To End

Published: September 20, 2003

The nation's largest ferry system, Washington State Ferries, will halt passenger-only service between Seattle and the fast-growing Navy port of Bremerton beginning today, inconveniencing thousands of commuters and tourists who use the boats to cross Puget Sound. The service, once part of a grand transportation vision of getting people to use mass transit, has proven too expensive. Fares cover less than 30 cents of each dollar of costs. The operating subsidy on the run was nearly $4 million last year.

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