Being out of service this week during construction at Colman Dock has been tough for riders who rely on us, but there’s good news – we’re almost out of the rough waters. Barring any unforeseen delays, we’re anticipating (fingers crossed) being cleared to resume service as early as Saturday, Aug. 12 – two days earlier than anticipated!
Thawt would mean service on the West Seattle route (as well as a new schedule) would resume Saturday morning, Aug. 12, just in time for a Sounders FC home match and an evening Mariners game at Safeco Field. Our Vashon Island riders would return to their normal routines Monday morning, Aug. 14.
Again, whether we can get back into the water depends on how the work goes Thursday night and Friday. Once we are cleared to resume service, we will issue rider alerts via text and email, post to the Captain’s Blog and social media.
While the project continues, riders should plan for no Water Taxi service for either route Friday. They should continue to use Metro, Link light rail, carpool and other alternative options to reach Downtown Seattle.
Since Monday, Aug. 7, service has been down while the contractor for Washington State Department of Transportation’s Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock project has been working diligently to prepare our temporary location at Pier 52 on the north side of Colman Dock, including moving our float and gangway from the south.
We know how badly you’d like King County Water Taxi to resume service because, well, you’ve been telling us:
Rider Stephanie wrote us, “We really miss you all and can’t wait for your return! It’s been an epic week on the car boat and buses. Thanks for your phenomenal service over the years. Our gratitude of your impeccable service has increased tenfold this week!”
Rider Carole added, “The Vashon Water Taxi service is so reliable and the crew is ALWAYS pleasant!! We are looking forward to getting back to our normal and very enjoyable commute on the Sally Fox!!!”
Trust us, so are we. Thank you, again, to our loyal West Seattle and Vashon Island riders.
And of course, stay tuned for (hopefully) some more good news.