Washington State Ferries is expecting ferry ridership to soar over Memorial Day weekend.
More than 435,000 travelers and tourists are expected to ride ferries during the weekend, according to a WSF press release.
WSF typically sees a 50 percent upsurge in ticket sales between Memorial Day and September, as compared to winter sales, the release states. Last summer, Washington ferries saw the highest number of passengers it’s experienced in a dozen years. The agency cites an improving economy and low gas prices in predicting continued growth in ridership this year.