A pair of kayakers glide along Elliott Bay as King County Water Taxi's MV Doc Maynard cuts toward Downtown Seattle.

No Water Taxi service on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19

Fun fact: Six U.S. presidents have served in uniform for the Navy or Naval Reserve. The first was John F. Kennedy (Lieutenant, Navy). The most recent was George H.W. Bush (Lieutenant-Junior Grade, Naval Reserve). This Presidents Day, we here at the King County Water Taxi thank our nation’s commanders in chief who protected our country…

King County Executive Dow Constantine signs a steel pile that will be used to help support the future Colman Dock. To the left is Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and to the right are state Rep. Judy Clibborn and Bardow Lewis, Vice Chairman of The Suquamish Tribe.

2017 in review: Construction, new branding and awards highlight busy year for Water Taxi

Crossposted from Inside Transportation By any measure, 2017 was one of the busiest years on record for the King County Water Taxi with new construction, new branding, ridership pacing last year’s record numbers, and recognition with two national awards. Construction begins on future Water Taxi facility: King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Department…

Riders from Vashon Island disembark the MV Sally Fox in Seattle.

Water Taxi breaks another ridership record in October

Make it another month of record ridership for the King County Water Taxi. And it’s all thanks to our amazing riders! For the second consecutive month, we carried more riders than ever before – 52,902, to be exact. That’s nearly 20 percent more than October ridership in each of the last two years. Here’s a breakdown…

King County Water Taxi earned a MarCom Gold Award for its new branding effort this year.

Water Taxi’s fresh new look earns international award

When we unveiled our new branding earlier this year, our riders offered rave reviews. This month, our new look received even more recognition when we were named a MarCom Gold Award Winner, an international marketing and communications competition! The honor is especially meaningful for us because our branding campaign – which features a new logo…