Bad idea. The board will be changed every time a new governor is elected followed by the managers.The legislature will pick at it like chickens in a barnyard. It will become filled with relatives and friends of politicians with the qualification being “who you know”. Hard decisions will be punted, just as they have been in the past. Bite the bullet and privatize.
Aftere reading the media report covering the details as they did, I was totally disappointed in the conculusions. In retrospect, a couple of retired ferry Captains I know could have retreated to a local beanry had apple pie, cup of coffee and concluded out a more sensiable outcome. That the Thousands spent on a conclusion of “Increasing fares by 25% and cutting ports for service” is the result speaks wonders to the adage of hiring somebody from 50 miles away with a brief case. There is noi accountablity when this level of results is considered acceptable. Do I have solutions or offerings of consideration? Yes,many of us out here on the ferry routes most likely do as well. Valid? Who knows. The conclusion I drew for my personal involvement will find me flying to Seattle, renting a car and ending up with less than a 1/3 of what it will cost me to round trip to bellingham with wife, car and stateroom ($4.200.00)
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