Kitsap Transit adding Bremerton fast ferry sailings to fill in WSF schedule gaps
1 Dec 2022
Transportation, Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry, Washington Sate Ferries
BREMERTON – Kitsap Transit will offer several new round-trip sailings, including some on Saturdays, on its Bremerton-Seattle route for the coming months. Beginning Thursday, those sailings will help to cover gaps in Washington State Ferries’ schedule on its Bremerton-Seattle route, created when the state agency cut ferry service in half in September 2021. Funding for the added sailings will come via the state.
On weekdays, Kitsap Transit will add four morning round trips and three evening round trips. The last round trip sailing of the day will depart Bremerton at 9 p.m. and then leave Seattle at 9:40 p.m. Kitsap Transit will also add seven round-trip sailings on Saturdays. The last round-trip sailing of the day on Saturdays will leave Bremerton at 7:50 p.m. and depart Seattle at 8:30 p.m.
WSF spokesman Dana Warr said in an email to the Kitsap Sun that the state agency is using $2.1 million of funding from the Federal Highway Administration toward the effort. Kitsap Transit spokesman Christian Vosler said in an email to the Kitsap Sun that the final dollar amount that the local agency will receive is still being discussed, “but tentatively WSDOT will pay Kitsap Transit $234,000 a month, which is based on estimated operating expenses for the temporary supplemental ferry services provided. The amount reimbursed by WSDOT may be subject to change.” READ MORE
For full schedule visit https://www.kitsaptransit.com/service/fast-ferry/bremerton-fast-ferry