Commissioners headed to Guemes July 17

You are invited to join the Skagit County Commissioners, Public Works, BERK and KPFF for a community meeting dedicated entirely to ferry operations. This is an opportunity to provide feedback about ticketing, scheduling, loading, parking, and other items for the ferry system. We are working on options for improvements, and we need to hear your thoughts and ideas. We hope to see you there.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17

Where: Guemes Island Community Center – 7549 Guemes Island Road

The County has hired BERK Consulting, Inc. to undertake an operations and service analysis of the Guemes Island Ferry system that considers future and operational service. The study will address staffing, scheduling, ticketing, loading/unloading, and other items for the ferry system. The scope includes developing and evaluating ferry system performance criteria and service delivery options/alternatives. 

BERK, in conjunction with subcontractor KPFF, will work primarily with County ferry staff, and seek feedback from the Guemes Island Ferry Committee and the ridership for advisory purposes. The culmination will be a long-range service and operations plan identifying activities, investments, and implementation strategies (as approved by the County).


For the upcoming meeting agenda and more information about the operations and service study:







Captain Rachel Rowe

Ferry Operations Division Manager

Skagit County Public Works


Anacortes Terminal – 500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Ferry Office: (360) 293-6433   Cell: (360) 333-1496 

Direct Line: (360) 416-1466     Fax: (360) 293-1899


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