PT Ferry Service Cut Opposed, Study Ordered

Leaders unite to prevent ferry cuts

From the article: “Jefferson County, the city of Port Townsend, the Port of Port Townsend and possibly the Jefferson County Public Utility District have agreed to split the cost of a $10,000 economic impact study by E.D. Hovee & Company.

That study, which got under way earlier this month and is due for completion in mid- to late November, will assess the potential impacts on tourism and commuter traffic of a 50 percent reduction or full discontinuation of service for the Port Townsend-Coupeville and the Kingston-Edmonds ferry routes, according to a study proposal the port approved.”