Cross-posted from the Metro Matters blog
March 14-18 is Transit Appreciation Week, recognizing and celebrating everyone who contributes to the operation of the best transit system in America: King County Metro! The week culminates with the celebration of Transit Operator Appreciation Day on Friday, March 18.
Transit Appreciation Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the transit employees who keep our buses, Water Taxi, light rail, streetcar, vanpool, on-demand, and Access paratransit fleets moving. We want to recognize and thank all the Metro staff that you might not see, but who are vital to the smooth operation of your trip.
Transit Appreciation week is also your opportunity to say “thank you” to anyone and everyone at Metro. You can send in a compliment or commendation at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/contact-us.aspx#comment.
Just click on “other topics” to thank the Water Taxi crew that helped you with your trip to Alki or Vashon.
While the majority of the trips Metro provides is of the “wheeled” variety, we are proud to have a waterborne component of our regional transportation system, the King County Water Taxi!
The staff that supports the West Seattle and Vashon Island service is responsible for the operation, moorage, and maintenance of the vessels providing passenger-only services from Pier 50. Whether it’s taking a family for a bike trip on Vashon, or helping people avoid the traffic during the repair of the West Seattle Bridge, we are out on the water every day.
Along with the service to West Seattle and Vashon, we are proud of being ready and able to assist fellow boaters in need. The actions of Doc Maynard Capt. Brad Johnson and deckhands GW Rogers and Jay White received national recognition after rescuing two people in the water off of Duwamish Head last summer.
When you get onboard, all of us at Metro want you to have a safe and enjoyable trip!
Thank you for riding with us, and for being part of a mobility system we are proud to provide every day!