By MIRANDA SEBROSKI For The Intelligencer Purple City residents will decide whether to approve an emergency medical services levy on the ballot Tuesday. The 3-mill levy would be limited to a five-year period. At the end of the fifth year, the levy would complete its course of tax collections and be dropped. Mayor Robert Krajnyak […]
Here's what going on with ferry lane construction
If you’ve been driving in and out of Old Town the last few weeks, chances are you’ve been slowed down by construction in the ferry lanes Mukilteo Speedway drivers heading north towards the water are moved slightly left, with a new lane made out of traffic cones, while drivers heading south have to drive along the right shoulder for a short distance. If you’re like us here at The Beacon (our office is on 5th Street in Old Town), you’ve probably been wondering…
Opinion: Why the Alaska-class ferries aren’t ready
Ferrier: How isolation became our reality
Perhaps we should have seen the loss of independence coming.
Lawmakers have funded a new state ferry. Here's how you'll pay for it.
State legislators approved funding for a handful of major Washington State Ferries projects. Here’s how the money shakes out.
Your guide to riding a ferry during Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition
The next three weeks will be especially painful as crews prepare to open the new Highway 99 tunnel under Seattle.
Dick Spotswood: How can Larkspur ferry keep up with growing demand?
It’s easy to write about government’s failures, but it’s wrong to ignore its achievements. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s ferry division represent one such run-away succe…
Casco Bay Lines board votes for larger ferry despite islanders’ concerns
The directors also vote to limit the number of people who can ride to Peaks Island to 499 per trip, but will allow as many as 599 people to return to Portland.
State at a loss about how to deal with Bolivar ferry pass fakers
The Texas Department of Transportation has issued 5,500 medical priority boarding passes, which is enough for everybody living on Bolivar Peninsula to have two.
Here’s the cost to ride the new passenger ferry to Ocracoke — and how to get a discount
It will cost as much as $15 round-trip to ride the new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, but North Carolina officials say they plan to charge less than that when the service starts this spring.
Portland seeks to reassure islanders before key vote on bigger ferry
Islanders welcome efforts to ease summer congestion, but worry that the city's designated parking spaces are too far from the ferry terminal.
Learn about plans for Johnson Ferry Road/Shallowford Road area
Cobb Community Development Agency staff and District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will host another community meeting for the Johnson Ferry/Shallowford Small Area Plan on Feb. 12 from 7 to 8:30
7 Koreans dead, 20 missing in ferry accident in Hungary
A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Koreans capsized in Budapest on Wednesday, leaving at least seven Koreans dead and 19 others missing. The boat capsized in the Danube River at about 9:15 p.m., with 33 Koreans and two Hungarian crew members onboard. Of the Koreans onboard, seven have been rescued while another seven Koreans and one of the Hungarian crew have been confirmed dead. The rescued individuals are sa...
Why Maine islanders are feeling hopeful about their ferry fee plight
This time around, there is a new governor, a new DOT commissioner and a sense among islanders — at least at the moment — that state officials want to work with them.
A question as the Cross-Bay Ferry returns: What do we get for the money?
Taxpayers subsidize the service at a much higher rate than other modes of public transportation. But some say the cost will go down with time.
Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?
After hearing hundreds of testimonies, lawmakers say keeping basic service a top priority.
Twin Capes ferry featured in DIY Network's Salvage Dawgs
The Twin Capes ferry may be resting on the ocean floor, but a salvage crew is sharing their adventures of saving a few pieces of the ship's history.
Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria
The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting
Honor, service, sacrifice featured at Lewes Ferry through May 20
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s Lewes Terminal will host two significant attractions - the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall and Maritime Day - that honor and recognize the sacrifice and service of combat soldiers and merchant marine professionals...
Plane, boat or ferry? How to get to Dry Tortugas National Park from Key West
Fort Jefferson is the most remote national park in the continental U.S. because it's 70 miles west of Key West.