Are you among the 100K people planning to attend Feb. 2’s SR 99 tunnel grand opening festivities? King County Metro’s West Seattle Water Taxi will operate on a special event schedule to help folks coming from West Seattle and surrounding areas get to the action.
Additionally, free parking for approximately 250 cars will be offered at the Pier 2 parking lot located at 2424 Harbor Ave SW (across the street from the 7-Eleven) with looping shuttle service to the water taxi. The Pier 2 parking lot will open at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday and close at 7:45 p.m. After the parking lot gate is locked, it will remain locked until Monday morning. It would be unfortunate to be without your vehicle for the rest of the weekend, so plan ahead.
Water taxis will depart every 35-40 minutes and the special event sailing schedule is as follows.
Please note: if the water taxi vessel is full, it will depart immediately and return as quickly as possible. Arrive early if there’s a particular sail time you’re trying to catch.
From Pier 52, riders can walk across the Marion Street overpass to access Third Avenue and board routes 1, 3, 4 or the RapidRide D Line, all of which take passengers to Seattle Center. Additionally. you can catch the free waterfront shuttle from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — details here.
Use Metro’s online regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information, including predicted times at stops. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for complete information about revised bus service, routing and stops for all planned events.
All standard water taxi fares and payment methods apply, including ORCA card, cash (no change), ticket vending, and Transit GO mobile app.
More information on events planned for Feb. 2-3 can be found at 99stepforward.com.