Block out waterfront construction noise with these free ear plugs

King County Water Taxi is now offering earplugs - on both of its boats and at its terminal in Downtown Seattle – to help ease the noise for riders. The earplugs come with a string attached (no pun intended) to make sure you don’t lose one or both of them.

If things get too loud on the waterfront, don’t worry – we’ve got your ears covered.

King County Water Taxi is now offering earplugs – on both of its boats and at its terminal in Downtown Seattle – to help ease the noise for riders. The earplugs come with a string attached (no pun intended) to make sure you don’t lose one or both of them.

As we told you earlier this week, Washington State Department of Transportation could begin driving support piles for our future terminal on the south end of Colman Dock by Sept. 25.

Now, installing steel support piles into the ground can be noisy, but WSDOT will try to minimize noise by vibrating the piles as deep as possible before using a loud, 11-ton hammer to secure them into place.

We don’t anticipate a significant amount of noise at our temporary location on the north side of Colman Dock. Still, if riders do experience noise, just ask a member of our crew for a free pair.

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