I just got an electronic newsletter from the King County Ferry District with some interesting tidbits of information.
1-The West Seattle passenger ferries May 2009 ridership numbers blew the May 2008 ridership numbers out of the water. Ridership in 2009 was up to 31,557 in May 2009 up from 26,137 in May 2008 (an impressive 20% increase). Also cash revenue was up 46% over last year. This is another example that even in this recession, demand for alternative transportation continues to be strong.
2-September 28th 2009 King County Ferry District will take over the passenger ferry between Seattle and Vashon. There will also be an increase from 2 to 3 roundtrip trips when this change happens.
3-They are moving forward on implementing two more ferry demonstration routes in 2010. For more information see their page here.