Water Taxi holiday sailing schedule

The Water Taxi continues its seven-days a week service throughout the winter, with the exception of certain holidays. To help you prepare, here’s the sailing schedule for the King County Water Taxi for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Water Taxi will not sail on: The Water Taxi is a great way to enjoy the…

Metro’s new Marine Division Director

We’re excited to announce Terry Federer will be joining Metro as our new Marine Division Director, beginning Oct. 31. Federer is an accomplished, team-focused leader and maritime educator who is passionate about creating career pipelines and building strong relationships with his team and industry partners. He has a diverse background in the marine industry and…

Water Taxi Doc Maynard on the water

Goodbye summer sun, time for winter fun on the Water Taxi!

The West Seattle High Bridge is open, but why get back behind the wheel when you can continue to use the floating alternative to avoid traffic this fall and winter, the West Seattle Water Taxi! After a weekend (Oct. 15-16) when the Water Taxi will not sail to conduct vessel maintenance, the winter sailing schedule,…

Graphic depicting a blue ORCA card, new black ORCA card and mobile device showing the new ORCA app/website

New ORCA system for regional transit launched

New system provides greater convenience and flexibility Today, the new and improved ORCA system launched for hundreds of thousands of transit customers across the Puget Sound region with access to a new myORCA.com website, myORCA smartphone app, and real-time value loading for ORCA cards. Normal fare collection resumes today for all regional transit agencies who…

Graphic depicting a blue ORCA card, new black ORCA card and mobile device showing the new ORCA app/website

New ORCA card system begins on May 16

Transit users will get a new app and real-time loading among new features Starting May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app, and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Customers will also begin to see new card readers and…

Water Taxi participates in tactical exercises 

Water Taxi crews and our regional partners are always ready for any number of potential events that can occur on the water. Thank you to our riders for your patience as the Water Taxi team participated in large-scale exercises April 18-20. The drills are to prepare for scenarios such as: responding to a maritime threat…