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Posted on: September 26, 2013

Non-peak season Pierce County ferry rates, schedule starts October 1

Non-peak season on the Pierce County ferry will bring changes to the fare rates and the schedule. Non-peak season runs from Oct. 1 to April 30.

Fare ratesNon-peak season rates apply starting Oct. 1 for Pierce County ferry passengers who drive a vehicle or motorcycle onto the ferry. Walk-on passenger rates are the same year-round, and bicycles can be walked on at no extra cost.

Passengers driving vehicles 21 feet in length or less will see their rates decrease from the peak season rate of $21, to the non-peak season rate of $16.80, while motorcyclists will see a decrease from $11.30 to $9.05. The five-trip commuter pass for vehicles 21 feet in length or less remains at $67.15, while the five-trip pass for motorcycle commuters remains at $36.10.

Visit www.piercecountywa.org/ferry for a full list of fares during the non-peak season.

Schedule changeA Thursday night run, departing Steilacoom at 8:40 p.m., will be available during the non-peak season to support weeknight school and other off-island activities. The Sunday run departing Steilacoom at 10 p.m. will be canceled during non-peak season to offset the cost of adding the 8:40 p.m. Thursday run. The last Sunday run at 10 p.m. will be on Sept. 29. The first Thursday night run at 8:40 p.m. will be on Oct. 3.

The Pierce County Ferry System provides service between the town of Steilacoom and Anderson Island and Ketron Island.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Deb Wallace, Public Works and Utilities airport and ferry administrator(253) 798-7109dwalla1@co.pierce.wa.us

Warren Hendrickson, Public Works and Utilities aviation and ferry planner(253) 798-2428warren.hendrickson@co.pierce.wa.us

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