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Response to letter about commutes
Fred, I think you are pointing the finger of accusation in the wrong direction (“The most expensive commute in America,” page A4, Jan. 27 Herald).
The state Department of Transportation purchased two faster ferries back in the 1980s to reduce transit time to 35 minutes from Seattle to Bremerton. They had ordered two others for the Bainbridge route too.
However, due to the ferries creating a bow wave that could be seen by your neighbors on Bainbridge Island and the squeaky-wheel principal, the ferries were taken off the Bremerton run and put onto the Bainbridge Island run only, canceling the second order.
As to one-party rule, there are many questionable decisions made but this was one run over by their constituents.