A draft of the Triangle Route ferry schedule would not accomplish what Vashon Fire & Rescue sees as a crucial goal.
In a letter published Monday, Vashon Fire Chief Charles Krimmert writes that proposed wait times between departures as long as 65 minutes in addition to crossing time would be "perilous" for the fire district and community. "For the growing demand upon us and our essential engagement with the ferry system, we believe a schedule that puts more boats at the Fauntleroy and Vashon docks more regularly throughout the day a necessity," the letter states.
Washington State Ferries are trying to rework the sailing schedule for the Triangle Route - Southworth, Vashon Island, and Fauntleroy. It's the first time in 15 years Ferries has tried to rework the schedule in order to address more ridership.