Hearing that a ‘van pool’ is available via our property-tax supported Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), I searched for “wta van pool” and came up with this link to the program.
Islanders who commute or travel frequently to some location and know of others who go to ~the same location at ~the same time could ask WTA if a vanpool could be arranged.
I’ve heard that the van has to be parked in a private driveway overnight — that would be a cinch for non-dry dock commuting. Even for dry dock, perhaps you’ve friends or family on Gooseberry who’d be willing to help out with overnight parking.
Anyone interested can use the Comments section below or Paul Davis’ Brown Betty email service (for paid Tome subscribers) to share what you know or contact information to help coordinate people interested in putting together a request.
If you’ve other ideas for handling dry dock parking ‘challenges’ during dry dock that islanders could organize or develop, please email the Forum Editorsan article laying out your idea, and we will post it.