Water taxi funding part of upcoming county budget

Marine Division Director Paul Brodeur gestures as he directs two people on the Seattle Pier 50 water taxi dock, with the water taxi in the background.Water taxi riders know there is strong ridership and continued demand for service on both the Vashon and West Seattle routes. Paul Brodeur, director of King County’s Marine Division which operates the service, spoke with Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Editor Anneli Fogt about the upcoming funding decision needed by the County Council.

The County Executive will be proposing a sustainable funding level for the Water Taxi in his biennial budget, which he will send to the Council in September.

Read the story for further details: “With no financial reserves and growing ridership, future of water taxi hinges on council approval of county budget

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