Call for change for ferry reservations | Letter

I wrote the following response to Kevin Ranker’s request for input on ferry reservations:

Kevin, thank you for soliciting ideas on reservations.

How about reserving a percentage of the final two-days-ahead block for island residents? In other words, divide the blocks 25 percent/25 percent/25 percent plus 15 percent, with that final 15 percent allotted to locals and released two days ahead of the sailing.

To use it, you’d have to register by attaching a credit card to your property record, so that each parcel can make at most one reservation for a given sailing.

This reservation requires the registered card, which must be physically presented at the ticket booth (much like picking up concert tickets). What do other residents think, both full-timers and part-timers like me?

Steven Levy