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Ferry numbers at lowest level in nearly 50 years

Mukilteo still carried most customers despite 26% drop in total riders


Last updated 1/13/2021 at 12:06pm

With the sharp drop in commuter traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic, the following should come as no surprise: The latest numbers from Washington State Ferries show that the Mukilteo-Clinton and Edmonds-Kingston runs both carried more riders than Seattle-Bainbridge Island in 2020.

The Seattle-Bainbridge route had the second biggest decrease at 59% – behind Seattle-Bremerton – falling out of the top spot as the system’s busiest for the first time since 1958.

Still, the Mukilteo-Clinton route saw total ridership fall 26%, while vehicles declined 19%. The route remains the busiest f...

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