Aug. 29--BREMERTON -- Kitsap Transit launched a second online survey Thursday to help it develop a business plan and long-range strategy for passenger-only ferry service between Kitsap County and Seattle.
The first survey in June showed two-thirds of the 1,300 respondents ride ferries one to five or more days a week, and many agreed that a 35-minute trip on a passenger-only ferry service is important for access to jobs.
"After looking at terminal and vessel infrastructure needs, our next step is to look at the best way to fund and prioritize routes and schedules for passenger-only ferry service," said John Clauson, Kitsap Transit executive director.
Kitsap Transit is evaluating connections to Seattle from Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth. The final business plan and recommendations will be presented to the Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners this fall. A consulting group will report on its final two tasks -- financial analysis and implementation plan -- during a passenger-only subcommittee meeting 1 p.m. Friday at Kitsap Transit headquarters.
The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/update_KitsapFerry until Sept. 8. Call 800-501-7433 to complete it over the phone or in other languages. Plan updates and information will be posted at www.kitsaptransit.com/passenger-only-ferry-business-plan.
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