The Transportation Commission is responsible for naming transportation facilities including, but not limited to: State highways; state highway bridges, structures, and facilities; state rest areas; and state roadside facilities, such as viewpoints Naming and Renaming State Transportation Facilities RCW 47.01.420
Facility Naming Policies
Commission Facility Naming Policy (pdf 26 kb) on naming highways, bridges, and ferry terminals.
- The Commission has a Ferry Naming Policy and Process (pdf 98 kb) for naming ferries.
- If you have questions, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 133 kb) which provides answers to many commonly asked questions.
- Commission selects two new ferry names at its July meeting
- Review historic information on prior ferry naming proposals
2012 Naming Decisions
Naming the second 144-car ferry the "Samish"
Naming the first 144-car ferry the "Tokitae"
Naming the "Sanpoil" ferry.
2011 Naming Decisions
- Resolution No. 701 (pdf 477 kb)
Naming the "Camano Gateway Bridge".
2010 Naming Decisions
- Resolution 700 (pdf 19 kb)
Naming the third addition to the Kwa-di Tabil class 64-car ferry, the “Kennewick”.
- Resolution 699 (pdf 19 kb)
Naming the second addition to the Kwa-di Tabil class 64-car ferry, the “Salish”.
- Resolution 698 (pdf 19 kb)
Renaming the" Keystone Ferry Terminal" the “Coupeville Ferry Terminal”.
- Resolution 697 (pdf 587 kb)
Naming State Route number 110 the "Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm Memorial Highway”.