Make it another month of record ridership for the King County Water Taxi.
And it’s all thanks to our amazing riders!
For the second consecutive month, we carried more riders than ever before – 52,902, to be exact. That’s nearly 20 percent more than October ridership in each of the last two years.
Here’s a breakdown by route:
- On the West Seattle route, we counted 30,878 riders, an increase of more than 21 percent compared to October 2016.
- For the commuter-heavy Vashon Island route, we carried 22,024 riders, an increase of nearly 18 percent over last October.
King County Water Taxi also posted a perfect record of reliability for nearly 1,300 scheduled trips on the West Seattle and Vashon Island routes.
Overall, Water Taxi year-to-date ridership is almost even with last year’s ridership. That’s significant, because we interrupted service for a week in early August to move to our temporary location at Pier 52.
The numbers point to something that’s undeniable – we have the best, most loyal riders around!
We say this a lot, but we again thank you for riding the King County Water Taxi.
(To view ridership data for both routes, visit the “About Us” page of our website, under the “Data” tab)