Petition protests ferry fare increases

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A group of islanders has launched a countywide petition drive to address concerns about the pending ferry fare increases, the financial health of the system and the cumulative impacts of fare increases on the ...
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Thomas Hiltner

Wentzville, MO

#1 Feb 9, 2007
The ferries are our bridge; part of the highway system. Other highway users don't pay for bridges and access to their homes in Washington.
You might think that we are being singled out, penalized because of where we happen to live...I think paying more than $20 to get home is more because of the unwillingness in our government to look at things from outside the status quo 'box'. The ferries the rest of the world is switching over to are catamaran shaped, designed by a Tasmanian. They are so good, fast and efficient, that militaries are buying them for troop carriers. We could get here faster and cheaper if we were willing to shift our priorities to vessels that were not based on antiquated design.
Lisette

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 31, 2009
Hi Tom:
This is Lisette.
Hope Andon's doing fine. Just came back from dominican Republic.E-mail is lualleia@hotmail.com.
Hope I'll hear from you.
L
Thomas Hiltner wrote:
The ferries are our bridge; part of the highway system. Other highway users don't pay for bridges and access to their homes in Washington.
You might think that we are being singled out, penalized because of where we happen to live...I think paying more than $20 to get home is more because of the unwillingness in our government to look at things from outside the status quo 'box'. The ferries the rest of the world is switching over to are catamaran shaped, designed by a Tasmanian. They are so good, fast and efficient, that militaries are buying them for troop carriers. We could get here faster and cheaper if we were willing to shift our priorities to vessels that were not based on antiquated design.

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