Tens of Millions of People Are Taking a Ferry in Washington State

Infographic: Only New York has more people total ferry boardings.

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Ferry systems across the United States reported nearly 119 million passenger boardings in 2015, according to the 2016 National Census of Ferry Operators released last fall. Close to 60 percent of those boardings occurred in two states: Washington and New York. Washington also accounts for nearly half of the nation’s 25 million vehicle boardings each year.

Graphic by Lori Kelley.