Proposals must establish how the name conforms to the commission’s guidelines; provide background information on the proposed name; and demonstrate widespread public support, commonly done via local media stories, letters of support from local/regional/ state bodies and officials, or local petitions.
Naming proposals must be received by close of business Wednesday, Sept. 26. Proposals may be mailed or emailed to:
Washington State Transportation Commission
P.O. Box 47308
Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Following the deadline, the commission will begin a review and public comment process on eligible name proposals. This process will consider input from Washington State Ferries, the Ferry Advisory Committee executive council, and the general public. Final selection of the two vessel names will occur at the commission’s Nov. 13 meeting in Tacoma.
Additional information on ferry naming can be found on the commission website at: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/Naming/default.htm