WSDOT: Opening for future Water Taxi home moved to summer 2019

An aerial view of a work at the site of the future Passenger Only Ferry facility to Colman Dock.

Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation.

The Washington State Department of Transportation released the following update regarding King County Water Taxi’s future home, the Passenger-Only Ferry (POF) facility at Colman Dock:

The opening date of the new passenger-only ferry building and pier, currently under construction on the south side of Colman Dock, has moved to summer 2019 instead of this fall. The revised opening date allows our contractor to re-sequence the overall construction schedule so that we can stay on track to finish the entire Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project on time, in 2023.

The temporary passenger-only ferry dock will remain in place on the north end of Colman Dock until the new facility opens. We realize this means King County Water Taxi and Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry riders will have to wait a few extra months before moving into their new facility, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

WSDOT’s announcement means King County Water Taxi will continue to operate out of our temporary facility at Pier 52 on the north end of Colman Dock, next to the Seattle Fire Department.

As Water Taxi ridership continues to grow (we have increased our system-wide ridership more than 7 percent while operating out of the temporary facility), we appreciate the continued support of our riders. Thank you for your patience as we eagerly await the move into our first, King County Water Taxi-owned facility.

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