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Waterborne Transit Ridership Growing Around Seattle, Too

More than buses and trains are doing well in the Seattle region. Ridership on the state system of ferries has also climbed steadily in recent years.
January 23, 2018, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Washington State Ferries, the nation’s largest ferry system, reports a ninth straight year of ridership growth," reports Stephen Fessler. Of the many routes showing growth, the route connecting Bainbridge Island and Seattle showed the biggest jump in 2017—up by 99,000 rides, or 1.5%.

"Water-based transit is undoubtedly gaining steam in the Puget Sound as seaside communities grow and become better connected by jobs and tourism," according to Fessler.

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Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in The Urbanist
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