The north side of Colman Dock is supported by old creosote timber piles (pictured here) from the 1930's. That entire section of dock will be demolished and replaced with a new concrete and steel trestle.

Heads up to riders: Upcoming Colman Dock construction work could affect the senses

King County Water Taxi riders could soon begin hearing – and even smelling – the construction taking place at Colman Dock. Beginning Monday, Nov. 26, the entire north half of Washington State Department of Transportation’s Seattle ferry terminal will be under construction. Crews will begin pulling out the old creosote timber piles that support the north trestle and…

A King County Water Taxi sign greets passers-by of the service's temporary facility at Pier 52

Heads up! Alaskan Way changes mean Water Taxi passengers will need to take extra precaution near Pier 52

Attention King County Water Taxi riders: You’re going to want to be extra careful when leaving or approaching our location along the Seattle waterfront. Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the Washington State Department of Transportation will shift Alaskan Way from under the Alaskan Way Viaduct west, toward the waterfront. That means there will be two lanes…

King County Executive Dow Constantine signs a steel pile that will be used to help support the future Colman Dock. To the left is Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and to the right are state Rep. Judy Clibborn and Bardow Lewis, Vice Chairman of The Suquamish Tribe.

2017 in review: Construction, new branding and awards highlight busy year for Water Taxi

Crossposted from Inside Transportation By any measure, 2017 was one of the busiest years on record for the King County Water Taxi with new construction, new branding, ridership pacing last year’s record numbers, and recognition with two national awards. Construction begins on future Water Taxi facility: King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Department…