Pierce County Ferry System Projects

  1. Long Term Ferry Financial Plan
  2. Steilacoom II Dry Dock

2022-2023 Long Term Ferry Financial Plan 

We're preparing a 20-year financial plan for the Pierce County ferry system, which provides year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service from Steilacoom to Anderson and Ketron islands. 

1. Identify funding strategies that support sustainable ferry operations.
2. Provide greater predictability and consistency in future fare rate setting.

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Project timeline:

  • March 30- April 28: Online Open House
  • March 30, 2023: Open House Thursday, March 30: Anderson Island Historical Society Archival Building, 9603 Otso Point Rd Anderson Island, WA 98303 
  • Feb. 28, 2023: EIDC Meeting, watch online: February 28, 2023 Committee Meeting (pierce.wa.us) 
  • Feb. 2023: Survey results 
  • Jan. - Feb. 2023: Public survey & outreach
  • Nov. - Dec. 2022: Fare options analysis
  • Oct. 11, 2022: Economic & Infrastructure Development Committee (EIDC) Meeting. View the presentation, status of the Ferry Long Term Financial Plan.

Ferry Planning

  • 14-Year Ferry Program The 14-Year Ferry Program (2023-2036) is a ferry system planning document required by state law. Pierce County embeds this document annually with the County's Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). 
  • 2015 Waterborne Transportation Study Most recent report with recommendations for improvements to the Pierce County Ferry System. The study included: population and demographic changes projected through 2034, service changes that would enhance island economy and livability, financial sustainability of the ferry system and 14-year capital needs of the ferry system. 
  • 2013 Ferry Service Evaluation The purpose of the 2013 Ferry Service Evaluation was twofold: first, to evaluate several proposed service changes that have been suggested, and second, to evaluate the results of recently implemented and historical service changes that have been put into effect. The Pierce County Ferry System will use this study to determine future potential schedule changes to better serve its customers. 
  • 2003 Waterborne Transportation Study Prior report with recommendations for improvements to the Pierce County Ferry System.

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Contact Us
Customer Service & Refunds: 
(253) 588-1950

Ferry Administration: 
(253) 798-2478

After Hours Emergency: 
(253) 798-6000
Steilacoom Landing:
56 Union Ave.
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Office Location:
9850 64th Street W.
University Place, WA 98467