Photo of water taxi at Seacrest Dock in West Seattle on a sunny day, the Seattle skyline in the background.

Transit returning to normal capacity; masks still required

With the state reopening, vaccinations on the rise and COVID cases declining, Metro and the King County Water Taxi are joining other transit agencies across the region in allowing more riders per trip on buses and boats starting July 3. (And thanks for continuing to wear masks while on transit, per federal rules.) The announcement…

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…

Meet our new float

Last weekend, construction crews ushered in a new float and a new era for the West Seattle Water Taxi. Our previous float was unstable, listing to one side, likely caused by water retention from failing pile guide mounting bolts. Our new float features a new design from the manufacturer with integrated pile guides which should…

West Seattle service canceled Friday afternoon, Dec. 4

Seacrest Park to receive new float Dec. 4-6 If you are planning to travel by water taxi to or from West Seattle on Friday, Dec. 4, please note that afternoon service will be canceled so that Seacrest Park can receive a brand-new, stronger float. The pier at Seacrest Park will also be closed when construction…

Business as usual starting Monday

We are pleased to report that the West Seattle Water Taxi will be back in service Monday morning, Nov. 2. The contractors have reinstalled the dock-to-shore ramp at Seacrest Dock that was removed for repairs, resulting in cancellation of West Seattle service Thursday and Friday. The damaged hinge and attachment mechanism (pin) have since been…

Fare collection on water taxi starts Oct. 1

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Metro will resume collecting fares for all transit services: water taxi (Vashon Island and West Seattle), buses, Access paratransit, Seattle Streetcar (First Hill and South Lake Union), Vanpool, and flexible services like Via to Transit. Fare collection is already taking place on Sound Transit Express bus and Sound Transit light rail. In anticipation of growing ridership, Metro and its…