With the winds knocking through Hood Canal, sensitive internal joining operations are on hold and other work is progressing. Some of the joining work requires winds of less than 15 mph for as long as a day and a half, so when the wind blows, the work progress slows.
If you've been noticing some furry, four-legged friends joining you on the bus and water shuttle lately, it's because we've revised our pet policy. Dogs are allowed on both now, but must be well-mannered, on a leash and under control at all times. Unsafe animals will not be allowed -- and disruptive pets will be banned from using the services.
If Spot makes a "spot" on the water shuttle or transit, owners are wholly responsible for cleaning up.
Pets must ride on the outside decks on the water shuttle and owners will be asked to board first and ride in the rear of buses. If an allergic passenger is on board either a bus or water shuttle, pet owners might have to wait for the next departure.
Pet owners can also be banned if their animal is disruptive.
Bicyclists can now travel straight to water shuttle docks in Lofall and South Point but must walk their bikes in designated areas. Bike riders also must load and unload as directed by WSF and transit supervisors. On the Jefferson County side, cyclists are encouraged to continue to use the park and rides at Port Gamble and the Gateway Visitors Center.
Water shuttles can still only accommodate five bicycles per sailing. WSDOT reserves the right to revoke access at any time.