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New Lummi ferry fares favor regular riders

The Whatcom Chief ferry prepares to offload vehicles from Lummi Island at Gooseberry Point on Sept. 18, 2014.
The Whatcom Chief ferry prepares to offload vehicles from Lummi Island at Gooseberry Point on Sept. 18, 2014. The Bellingham Herald

Multiride tickets for pedestrians, low-income passengers and smaller vehicles on the Lummi Island ferry will decrease on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Rate changes for the Whatcom Chief approved by Whatcom County Council in August also include higher fares for trucks and trailers. The new fares had the support of the ferry’s citizens advisory committee.

Ferry staff will be in the office on Sunday, Oct. 4, to sell multiride tickets at the new rates. Passengers can use the old tickets for six months after the fares change but cannot get a refund or credit.

County officials will notify the public if the new tickets are available before Oct. 4.

More information is at whatcomcounty.us/382/Ferry.

The Whatcom Chief took 177,000 passengers in 2014 between Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point on Lummi Peninsula.

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