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Though charming, ferries bring traffic congestion


Mukilteo and Edmonds are practically tied as the state’s busiest ferry routes. Though Edmonds’ numbers are slightly higher, both runs carry about 2 million vehicles and about 4 million passengers each year. Above, a ferry heads out to Kingston from Edmonds.

The following article is the fourth in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on transportation in Snohomish County. The series focuses on the issues surrounding travel by plane, ferry, bus, rail and cars, as well as the local and state efforts to fix them. –Ed.

While the ferries in Mukilteo and Edmonds add charm to local travel, they’re often a cause for headaches due to traffic which, according to projections, could get much worse within the next 15 years.

The mayors for each city laid out the pros and cons of ferry hubs: While ferries offer much-needed transportation c...

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