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…

Workers prepare the south side of Colman Dock - site of King County Water Taxis future POF facility - for pile-driving work. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation.

Pile driving work at Water Taxi’s future location could begin this month

Pile driving work will begin this month at the site of King County Water Taxi’s future location – another sign that we’re getting closer to a new, weather-protected facility for our loyal riders. Washington State Department of Transportation today demolished our former facility on the south side of Colman Dock and could begin driving support piles for our our…

Construction begins on temporary Water Taxi location, marking start of Colman Dock project

If the giant crane and barge weren’t a complete giveaway, the sounds of pile-driving on the Seattle waterfront are another indication that work on King County Water Taxi’s temporary location is underway. Tuesday marked the first day that in-water construction could take place on Washington State Department of Transportation’s Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock…

Recently installed fencing at Colman Dock indicates the temporary location of the King County Water Taxi. It's located more than 500 feet north of the existing terminal.

Signs of Water Taxi’s future terminal everywhere

There’s another crane in Seattle, and it’s on our waterfront. As many of our passengers have observed, we’re seeing visual signs of construction at Washington State Ferries’ Colman Dock. Work on the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project will start with the temporary relocation of our facility to the north side while crews build our…