Guemes Island Ferry 2023 Rate Study

Guemes Island Ferry 2023 Rate Study

Skagit County Public Works is proposing an increase to ferry rates in 2023. Skagit County has hired a Consultant, KPFF, to conduct a rate study. The objectives of the study are:

• Reduce the road fund subsidy that contributes to the ferry operating deficit each year
• Simplify the fare structure for future implementation of electronic ticketing
• Use previous studies and stakeholder input to guide the process
• Evaluate opportunities for additional and ancillary revenue
• Recommend fare policies for existing ferry operations while planning for future ferry replacement

Public Works hosted an open house on January 3 , 2023 as an opportunity for the public to weigh in early in the process. A recording of that

Visit the Guemes Ferry 2023 Fare Rate Study page to learn more

As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the website. Email updates will also be sent any time the website is updated. Please note, the mobile version of the website has difficulty displaying data.

How can I stay involved?

We welcome your feedback!

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A public hearing will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon. 

Attend in-person or via Zoom using the following link:


County Commissioners: Lisa Janicki, Peter Browning, Ron Wesen
1800 Continental Place, Suite 100
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Source Skagit County Email 01.09.2023 1:20 PM