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State Transportation Commission wants your help naming the next new ferry

KIRO Seattle logo KIRO Seattle 10/27/2021 KIRO 7 News Staff
EDMONDS, WA - MARCH 29: A Washington State ferry pulls up to the dock on March 29, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Today, Washington State Ferries began a temporary reduction of services of its central Puget Sound routes including suspending some routes and limiting others. Since the coronavirus outbreak hit the state, ferry ridership has decreased around 60%. Walk-on passenger numbers have declined by more than 80%, and vehicles have dropped by nearly half. Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and transports nearly 24 million people a year. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) © Karen Ducey EDMONDS, WA - MARCH 29: A Washington State ferry pulls up to the dock on March 29, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Today, Washington State Ferries began a temporary reduction of services of its central Puget Sound routes including suspending some routes and limiting others. Since the coronavirus outbreak hit the state, ferry ridership has decreased around 60%. Walk-on passenger numbers have declined by more than 80%, and vehicles have dropped by nearly half. Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and transports nearly 24 million people a year. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

The Washington State Transportation Commission is getting ready to launch the next new ferry and wants your help picking a name.

The commission received 19 eligible name proposals and reduced the list to six finalists that it is asking the public’s input on.

The new ferry will be a 144-car, hybrid-electric Olympic Class ferry.

The options are:

  • Wishkah
  • Stillaguamish
  • Snoqualmie
  • Enie Marie
  • Stehekin
  • Muckleshoot

You have until Tuesday, Nov. 30 to provide public comment. The final name decision will be made at the commission’s Dec. 14 meeting.

Follow this link to provide a public comment on the new ferry name.

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