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Unread postby Doc_Sounder » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:02:11 am

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/sep/20/preliminary-ferry-budget-would-eliminate-late/

Cutting the 10:30 p.m. and 12:50 a.m. boats from Seattle and the 9:05 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. sailings from Bremerton would conserve $1.2 million in fuel and labor during the 2013-15 biennium, which begins July 1. Eliminating the 12:20 p.m. departure from Bremerton and the 1:30 p.m. from Seattle Monday through Friday, and the 6 a.m. sailing from Seattle on Sundays, would save $572,000.



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Unread postby reasonbass » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:15:53 am

Note there is no mention or consideration for cutting the late boats from the bainbridge route. He who has the gold makes the rules.
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Unread postby Doc_Sounder » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:58:22 am

reasonbass wrote:Note there is no mention or consideration for cutting the late boats from the bainbridge route. He who has the gold makes the rules.


So much truth in that statement right there.
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Unread postby nuthatch » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:10:15 am

Doc_Sounder wrote:
reasonbass wrote:Note there is no mention or consideration for cutting the late boats from the bainbridge route. He who has the gold makes the rules.


So much truth in that statement right there.


thank you Tim Eyman.
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Unread postby reasonbass » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:19:03 pm

If this goes down...WSA will begin coordinating car pools for evening matches.
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Unread postby Leminkainen » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:33:01 pm

Great news about the cal r pools but I really hope that it iS never needed
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Unread postby brentbarrie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:02:02 pm

At least if you are in Poulsbo you dont have to drive far to get to the Bainbridge ferry, I live in Port Orchard and its the same distance to drive to Seattle as it is to Bainbridge.

Will they really go through with this knowing that Mariners fans in Kitsap will have to leave after the 3rd inning and the Sounders fans will have to leave by the 80th minute? I sure fucking hope not.
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Unread postby reasonbass » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:26:53 pm

WSF have repeatedly proven that they don't give a shit about the Bremerton route and the people who ride it...as evidenced by their repeatedly removing a boat from our route when something goes wrong with a boat on another route. We are forced to absorb all of the outages in the system...not just the ones on our route. So its no surprise that the budget Nazis are going after the working man's route instead of one of the many tourist driven routes further north. No surprise at all.

So no I don't think they care about kitsap fans travelling to sporting events. This will affect a huge portion of WSA who mostly live in Bremerton or PO. We only have a couple of people who actually live in Poulsbo or BI.
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Unread postby Doc_Sounder » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:48:09 am

FWIW, I'd patronize the hell out of the Rich Passage foot ferry for the remainder of its trial run. That could become a very viable option. Easier to get that boat runnning for special event runs than a WSF.
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Unread postby reasonbass » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:23:47 am

Doc_Sounder wrote:FWIW, I'd patronize the hell out of the Rich Passage foot ferry for the remainder of its trial run. That could become a very viable option. Easier to get that boat runnning for special event runs than a WSF.


I rode it east bound to Saturdays match. Its bad ass but not nearly big enough to get us all home after a Sounders match. They'd have to multiple runs.
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Unread postby afecks » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:11:44 pm

reasonbass wrote:Note there is no mention or consideration for cutting the late boats from the bainbridge route. He who has the gold makes the rules.

BI is also a shorter run (less fuel) and likely has higher ridership during these times.

What I find more absurd is that they're trying to trim 1.2 million over two years. That's a bit like taking a half inch off this lady's hair:
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They're kinda missing the point when talking about numbers that small.
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