Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Capacity Controls On Washington State Ferries

You might want to plan ahead if you'll be using a Washington state ferry during a busy time of the day or the year. While typically they don't fill up, the allowed capacities of the ferries have been lowered. Why?

The expanding waistline of the American public is the reason for this change. Previously, capacity was figured with an average weight per person of 160 lbs. That number has just been raised to 185 lbs per person. To maintain the stability of the ferries, the state ferry system lowered the capacity of each ferry. Ferries that previous could carry 2000 people can now only carry 1750 people.

You can read the whole story here: Obesity rise prompts Wash. ferries capacity change

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