Riders on Washington state ferries up 1.5 percent

SEATTLE (AP) - Ridership on Washington State ferries rose 1.5 percent last year, compared with the year before.

The 22.5 million riders are the most since 2009.

The Kitsap Sun reports ( http://bit.ly/1k7y4TP) the growth was in non-commuters. Commuter use declined.

Vehicle traffic in the San Juan Islands was the highest it's been in a decade.

The Bainbridge Island-Seattle route remains the busiest run on Puget Sound, with more than 6 million riders last year.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/


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