All residents of Pierce County are invited to two community meetings to learn about the proposed changes to the ferry schedule.
You can attend the Community Meeting tonight October 29th 2012 at the Steilacoom Town Hall at 6pm The Steilacoom Town Hall is located at 1715 Lafayette Steilacoom, WA 98388. The next opportunity is November 9th 2012 at the Anderson Island Community Club House. Located at 11391 Yoman Road on Anderson Island. If you are not able to attend the meetings you are able to submit comments at the Pierce County Website
According to the Pierce County any changes to the schedule will be cost neutral or will reduce the overall cost of service. An example that has been shared is to stop the 5:45am Saturday run in exchange for a later evening run on Saturdays.
Pierce County published a letter with the scheduled meeting times and locations. You can read the letter by following this link
The proposed changes have been proposed directly from feedback given during the May 2012 ferry survey conducted by Pierce County Ferry Committee and the Pierce County Airport and Ferry Division Staff. Expected implementation will be in January of 2013.
Now would be a good time to attend one of the meetings and learn about the changes that will be happening to the ferry service for Anderson Island. Making sure your voice is heard is the important thing.