Marine Division Director Paul Brodeur gestures as he directs two people on the Seattle Pier 50 water taxi dock, with the water taxi in the background.

Water taxi funding part of upcoming county budget

Water taxi riders know there is strong ridership and continued demand for service on both the Vashon and West Seattle routes. Paul Brodeur, director of King County’s Marine Division which operates the service, spoke with Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Editor Anneli Fogt about the upcoming funding decision needed by the County Council. The County Executive will…

Riders walking onto the water taxi from the dock.

Water Taxi ridership continues to climb

The evening water taxi sailings to Vashon continue to set ridership records. On July 26, we carried 241 passengers on the 5:30 p.m. sailing from Pier 50. This surpasses the previous record sailing – 237 – on a commute day set just a few weeks ago. West Seattle also has seen a rise in commuter…

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‘Seattle Sketcher’ rides the Water Taxi

We had a recent celebrity sighting on the West Seattle route of the Water Taxi! The Seattle Sketcher (aka Seattle Times artist Gabriel Campanario) played tourist for a day with his family. He shares the souvenirs of his trip with readers at the Seattle Times via “Seattle’s quite perfect for a Staycation.” We’re in the…

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King County building new Water Taxi terminal at Colman Dock

King County Water Taxi riders can look forward to an upgraded facility at Colman Dock in downtown Seattle. As part of the upcoming Colman Dock Project where Washington State Ferries (WSF), the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration are replacing the aging and seismically vulnerable components of the current WSF terminal and facility,…