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Originally published Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:34 AM

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Vote set for Tuesday on Washington ferry fare hikes

The state Transportation Commission is set to vote Tuesday on increasing fares for state ferries. The proposed fare hikes of about 6 percent would be phased in over the next year.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

The state Transportation Commission is set to vote Tuesday on increasing fares for state ferries. The proposed fare hikes of about 6 percent would be phased in over the next year.

They would raise more than $320 million in two years to meet state budget requirements set by the Legislature.

If approved, passenger fares would increase 2 percent and vehicle fares would increase 3 percent on Oct. 1. Passenger fares would go up another 2 percent and vehicle fares 2.5 percent on May 1, 2014. Increases would be higher for routes in the San Juan Islands.

For some passengers, fares would go down. For example, people driving vehicles under 14 feet would get a discount. The discount for youth fares would improve as well.

Before voting, the Transportation Commission is scheduled to take more public testimony.

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