Metro’s new Marine Division Director

We’re excited to announce Terry Federer will be joining Metro as our new Marine Division Director, beginning Oct. 31. Federer is an accomplished, team-focused leader and maritime educator who is passionate about creating career pipelines and building strong relationships with his team and industry partners. He has a diverse background in the marine industry and…

What’s hotter than the weather? Water Taxi Summer!!

The weather is hot, the Mariners are hot and it’s time for the return of Metro’s hottest hit: “Water Taxi Summer!” The Water Taxi is a cool way to beat the heat. It’s operating on its summer sailing season, with seven-days-a-week service to and from West Seattle, including midday sailings, and Friday and Saturday night…

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New ORCA system for regional transit launched

New system provides greater convenience and flexibility Today, the new and improved ORCA system launched for hundreds of thousands of transit customers across the Puget Sound region with access to a new myORCA.com website, myORCA smartphone app, and real-time value loading for ORCA cards. Normal fare collection resumes today for all regional transit agencies who…

West Seattle midday service canceled May 16-19

Scheduled repairs to the Seacrest Dock in West Seattle will close the dock during the mid-day sailing hours between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm from through Thursday May 19.  The 9:10 departure from West Seattle will be the last run of the morning and the 3:25 Seattle departure will be the first of the afternoon.…

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New ORCA card system begins on May 16

Transit users will get a new app and real-time loading among new features Starting May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app, and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Customers will also begin to see new card readers and…

Water Taxi participates in tactical exercises 

Water Taxi crews and our regional partners are always ready for any number of potential events that can occur on the water. Thank you to our riders for your patience as the Water Taxi team participated in large-scale exercises April 18-20. The drills are to prepare for scenarios such as: responding to a maritime threat…