Since 1992, BERK has helped WSF conduct annual evaluations of the Ferry System’s tariff structure and fare levels. We provide financial and policy analysis services, assessing ridership, revenue and cost requirements across a complex system of fare categories. Our analysis serves as input to the Washington State Transportation Commission, helping that policy body understand how potential fare changes would impact revenues, ridership levels, internal operations, and customers.
BERK also provides analytical support for and facilitates a citizen Ferry Advisory Committee – Tariff (FAC-T),and works with WSF staff to assess the impacts of fare proposals on terminal operations and systems. BERK also supports WSF and the Commission with public engagement for the fare proposals, including design of materials such as brochures and website content.