Carl Weimer just sent in a file with twelve ferry’s fares (including our ferry), in response to requests for such comparative information.
It would be great if some islander(s) were willing to take on adding to this list of ferry fares, perhaps adding data like miles/trip, # users annually, etc. Without more detailed information, it’s quite possible that those who decide how much Whatcom County ferry users ‘ought’ to pay might choose a fare that isn’t really comparable to our situation (like the fare to Martha’s Vineyard!)
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to take this on and share your findings with others in the Ferry Forum community.
Each islander who takes on one small task related to the ferry situation and shares the result openly (as Betsy Schneider did recently, re: her ‘BIA can’t approve 35 year lease’ letter to the County and post on the Ferry Forum) can help us all become better informed and potentially more effective advocates for reasonable solutions to our ferry problems.