With Seattle's famed Space Needle in the background, the MV Doc Maynard glides across Elliott Bay toward West Seattle.

New schedule begins Thursday, March 29

Just in time for spring sports, blue skies and sunny days – it’s the King County Water Taxi’s 2018 spring/summer sailing schedule! The new schedule begins Thursday, March 29, which means sailings will go to seven days a week from Pier 52 downtown to West Seattle.  Sports fans can enjoy congestion-free travel to both the…

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…