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Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route gains 124,000 riders in 2 years


Last updated 1/10/2018 at Noon

Amy Scarton, WSDOT assistant secretary of the ferries division breaking a bottle of champagne to welcome the newest ferry to the fleet on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Sorting through the Washington State Department of Transportation’s 16th annual Corridor Capacity Report for 2016, it’s hard to find any good news.

After all, the report’s subtitle includes the word “congestion.”

Freeways are crowded, commuter lots are full, and trips anywhere take longer than just a few years ago.

When examining the statistics regarding the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route, you’ll see that not everything is as bad as it seems.

The on-time performance for the Mukilteo-Clinton route was 96.1 percent in 2016. Although that number is high, and is the fourth highest...

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