Guemes Ferry Operations & Service Analysis

Guemes Ferry Operations & Service Analysis

The County has hired BERK Consulting, Inc. to undertake an operations and service analysis of the Guemes Island Ferry system that considers future and operational service. The study will address staffing, scheduling, ticketing, loading/unloading, and other items for the ferry system. The scope includes developing and evaluating ferry system performance criteria and service delivery options/alternatives. 

BERK, in conjunction with subcontractor KPFF, will work primarily with County ferry staff, and seek feedback from the Guemes Island Ferry Committee and the ridership for advisory purposes. The culmination will be a long-range service and operations plan identifying activities, investments, and implementation strategies (as approved by the County).

Public comment will be accepted until Oct. 15, 2019.

To submit feedback, send us an email at [email protected] 


You're invited to a community meeting with the Skagit County Commissioners, Public Works, BERK & KPFF.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17

Where: Guemes Island Community Center

We need your input, and we hope to see you there. 


Agenda now available in "Documents" section below.

To review the materials from the kick-off meeting on June 13, with Skagit County Public Works, BERK, KPFF and the Guemes Island Ferry Committe, please see the "Documents" section. This is where all of the materials from this study will be published and available for review. 

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