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Background  01/23/11 - $3 Surcharge Adopted - Brenner, Larson, and Weimer opposed  01/11/11 – Task Force Selected – Kathy Berg, Jim Dickinson, Pat Dunn,

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2 Background  01/23/11 - $3 Surcharge Adopted - Brenner, Larson, and Weimer opposed  01/11/11 – Task Force Selected – Kathy Berg, Jim Dickinson, Pat Dunn, Diane Harper, Chandler Johnson, Barbara Ryan, Riley Starks  08/01/11 – Task Force Presented 66 Recommendations  11/15/11 – 35-Year Gooseberry Point Lease Signed  04/16/12 – Gooseberry Point Security & Parking Not Renewed  04/26/12 - Kids under 18 Free  05/08/12 – LIFAC Established  05/28/13 – Plattsburgh Reviewed

3 Background (cont.)  06/30/13 – Needs-Based Position recommended 1. Retain senior/disabled property tax qualification 2. Contract with Opportunity Council and apply HUD very-low income test to households 3. Create new fare level, 10-ride Needs-based passenger/pedestrian for $37  NOTE: #1 and #2 Adopted by County Council and implemented 10/01/13  10/08/13 – Non-payment Penalty Fee defeated  01/01/14 – Credit Cards accepted onboard  01/25/14 – Disabled Parking during Dry Dock reviewed  03/27/14 – Free Passage for Adult for School Kids recommended NOTE: Recommendation did not specifically include 6 th graders under age 12  5/12/14 – Widened Dolphin Replacements recommended

4 Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee  7 Members, at least 4 but no more than 5 are residents or property owners on Lummi Island.  Provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council and Executive on issues that affect the ongoing operations and infrastructure of ferry service to Lummi Island.  3 year terms, 2 term limit, 1 year separation required.  Committee meets at least quarterly.

5 LIFAC Members  Bob Busch - 3-year term expires 1/31/2016  Mike McKenzie - 3-year term expires 1/31/2016  Chuck Antholt - 2-year term expires 1/31/2015  Stu Clark - 2-year term expires 1/31/2015  Cris Colburn - 2-year term expires 1/31/2015  Byron Moye - Partial term expires 1/31/2016  Greg Brown - 3-year term expires 1/31/2016

6 PLIC Board Members  Rhayma Blake – 2010  Dave Wing – 2011  Mike Kmiecik – 2012  Mary Ross – 2012  Janet Lutz-Smith – 2013  Jansen Pierce  Each director shall hold office for a period of two years or until a successor is elected. Each director shall serve no more than three successive terms. 5-9 Directors.

7 2013 Financial “snap shot”  Operating Revenues :  Fares $1,475,990  Ferry Deficit Reimbursement$ 134,374  Interest and other income$ 5,659  Road Fund (45%)$1,134,729  TOTAL 2013 REVENUE $2,750,752  Operating Expenditures$2,521,621  Net Operating Gain$ 229,131  Ferry Fund Balance$1,527,128 (vs. $658,286 1/1/2011)

8 Ferry Ridership

9 YTD 2014 vs. 2013

10 LIFAC Fare Proposal Reduce ferry fares by 25%-30% in three categories:  25-ride Passenger from $115 to $81 or $3.24 per RT.  25-ride Vehicle from $235 to $163 or $6.52 per RT.  10-ride Vehicle from $102 to $78 or $7.80 per RT.

11 LIFAC Proposal COSTTRIPSCOST PER TRIP Passenger$ 71$ 7.00 Passenger$ 8125$ 3.25 Pass- Sr.& Needs $ 9225$ 3.68 Student$ 9825$ 3.92 Bike$ 71$ 7.00 Motorcycle$ 81$ 8.00 Motorcycle$15525$ 6.20 Vehicle$ 131$13.00 Vehicle$ 7810$ 7.80 Vehicle$16325$ 6.52 Vehicle- Sr.&Needs $ 6610$ 6.60

12 LIFAC Proposal COSTTRIPSCOST PER TRIP Vehicle 8-20k$ 321$ Vehicle 8-20k$23710$ Vehicle 20-36k$ 681$ Vehicle 20-36k$52410$ Vehicle 36-50k$1331$ Vehicle 36-50k$1,07010$ Trailer <16’$ 181$ Trailer 16-30’$ 341$ Trailer >30’$ 631$ 63.00

13 2013 Ticket Sales  160,433 Total Tickets Sold  Provide Relief on 59% of Tickets Purchased  More, if Cheaper Alternatives Now Purchased

14 Option #1 Go for it!

15 Option #2 Tweak it  Lower Sr./Needs-based  Raise suggested multi-ride fares  Add 1 Free Adult Passenger Fare for escort of School Kids  Lower Age Requirement for Kids from 12 to 11 years old  Adjust Vehicle/Passenger Ratio   – 1.9 ($13/$7)  Include a recommendation for annual review process

16 Task Force Recommendation COSTTRIPSCOST PER TRIP Passenger$ 51$ 5.00 Passenger$ 6020$ 3.00 Pass- Sr.& Needs $ 5020$ 2.50 Pass -Summer Surcg $ 21$ 2.00 Bike/Motor Surcg $ 31$ 3.00 Vehicle$ 101$10.00 Vehicle$13020$ 6.50 Vehicle- Sr.& Needs $10020$ 5.00 Vehicle- Smr Surcg $ 21$ 2.00

17 Task Force Recommendation COSTTRIPSCOST PER TRIP Vehicle 8-20k$ 291$ Vehicle 8-20k$23710$ Vehicle 20-36k$ 651$ Vehicle 20-36k$52410$ Vehicle 36-50k$1301$ Vehicle 36-50k$1,07010$ Trailer <16’$ 151$ Trailer 16-30’$ 251$ Trailer >30’$ 651$ 65.00


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