MV Solano is heading to Kitsap County, Wash., in a deal struck between WETA and Kitsap Transit.
MV Solano entered service in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004, operating on the City of Vallejo’s BayLink service until ferry operations were transitioned to WETA in 2012 and rebranded as San Francisco Bay Ferry. While MV Solano remains in great condition, the vessel could not be legally operated in California as of the end of 2019 due to state emissions rules, forcing its early retirement.
Kitsap Transit, which connects the communities of Bremerton and Kingston in Kitsap County, Wash., to Seattle, is currently planning for transport of the ferry to Washington State. Kitsap Transit branding will be applied to the vessel, but MV Solano will retain its name.
We’ll miss the Solano! Keep it close to your heart with this Legends edition of the MV Solano fleet card.