Letter to the Editor: Mayor responds to resident's concerns about new ferry terminal
Last updated 1/27/2021 at 11:21am
Editor’s note: This letter from Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is in response to a letter to the editor by Susan Davison in the Jan. 20 edition of the Mukilteo Beacon (https://bit.ly/2Mk828O).
I wanted to share a little information that might be helpful.
You can park in the Sound Transit lot after the last train south leaves each day, so about 9 a.m. The lot is open to the public then. It’s a bit closer to the terminal, but not as convenient as the Front Street parking, of course. WSF does not have plans to provide any long-term parking on their property for walk-on passengers. The only other option is to be dropped off (or use transit).
The elevators and the passenger loading are scheduled to be operational next month.
I and my staff agree, we wish the opening would have been delayed until more of the pieces were functional. Among other things, we are still working with WSF on the traffic patterns. Some of those old signs at Front Street that you mentioned are supposed to be removed, my staff meet regularly with WSF to communicate about that and ask them to get those things done.
Regarding the commuter parking: those funds go into our Waterfront Parking Fund. That pays for our Park Ranger program and park maintenance along the waterfront. We fund the pavement repairs through a separate fund, so those projects have to compete with other needs throughout the city.
Mayor Jennifer Gregerson