Water Taxi expands winter schedule with SDOT funding 

This media release is cross-posted from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Blog. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels from 6 a.m.…

Water Taxi crew rescues two from capsized boat

The crew of the West Seattle Water Taxi Doc Maynard rescued two boaters whose sailboat capsized off Duwamish Head shortly after 12:00 p.m. The Doc Maynard had just left West Seattle’s Seacrest Dock on its 12:00 p.m. sailing to downtown Seattle when the crew spotted two people in the water next to a capsized sailboat.…

Pride 2021: Metro joins the community in celebrating LGBTQIA+

We’re showing our Pride this month in many ways, all across Metro and King County. General Manager Terry White recently joined Metro’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group to raise the Pride Progress Flag at Ryerson Base in Seattle. Across Metro’s worksites, the Metro family raised the Pride Progress Flag in our shared commitment to create a beloved…

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All aboard Community vans

There is now a new option available for those who need a ride to and from the Vashon water taxi, or for essential trips on Vashon. King County Metro’s Community Van has temporarily expanded to a four-van fleet and has partnered with Metro transit operators to fulfill more essential trips on Vashon-Maury Island. The island’s bus service is currently not operating…