State ferry system passes audit for first time in 21 years

State ferry system passes audit for first time in 21 years
The Washington state ferry Kitsap, an Issaquah Class 130 boat, heads from Seattle to Bremerton, Wash., on a run Tuesday, March 4, 2008.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - For the first time in 21 years, the Washington State Ferries system has passed an audit with flying colors.

State Auditor Brian Sonntag is pleased not to have to scold the agency again. In the past, the state ferries department has been criticized for not knowing exactly how many tickets are sold and how much money is collected from riders.

This year's audit - concluded this month - says the state agency has corrected the problem with its electronic fare system.

The audit also shows that the ferry system has fixed a problem keeping track of gasoline credit cards and state owned vehicles.