Highway repairs are scheduled on weekends; those roads open again by 5:30 a.m. the following Monday. Why? So that commuters can get to jobs. What public road anywhere in the state closes at 7:30 p.m. on weeknights and doesn’t re-open until 6:30 a.m.?
One such road is the ferry to Anderson Island. Instead of investing in longer hours, the county wastes money on midday runs that are little used and keeps a spare boat at great expense. Pierce County spends more than $4 million per year on ferry operations and maintenance – twice as much as Skagit and Whatcom counties …