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…

This new tent covers King County Water Taxi riders before they approach the gangway that leads to the vessels at Pier 52.

Tent’s up! Escape the elements at Pier 52

Take cover! No, seriously, we encourage to do so under our new canopy at Pier 52. As we alluded to last week, King County Water Taxi users waiting for their West Seattle- and Bremerton-bound vessels are now protected from the elements thanks to our new covering. The canopy was installed over the weekend. It is…