HB 1516 - DIGEST

Modifies state ferry system management provisions by: (1) Strengthening performance incentives for Washington state ferries managers;

(2) Increasing the accountability and transparency of ferry management and operations;

(3) Improving service to ferry riders; and

(4) Realizing cost savings in the ferry system.

Requires the department of transportation to meet or exceed the target performance level for fifty percent of the performance criteria under section 2(2) of the act.

Creates the Washington state ferries accountability board to: (1) Determine the department of transportation's progress towards and achievement of the performance criteria; and

(2) Establish baseline data and target performance levels for the performance criteria.

Prohibits certain managers and their employees from belonging to the same collective bargaining unit.