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…

King County Water Taxi earned a MarCom Gold Award for its new branding effort this year.

Water Taxi’s fresh new look earns international award

When we unveiled our new branding earlier this year, our riders offered rave reviews. This month, our new look received even more recognition when we were named a MarCom Gold Award Winner, an international marketing and communications competition! The honor is especially meaningful for us because our branding campaign – which features a new logo…

With the iconic Space Needle in the background, the Doc Maynard glides the waters of Puget Sound between Downtown and West Seattle.

Midyear check-in: Water Taxi ridership continues to grow

We’re at the midway point of 2017, and our latest ridership numbers indicate that King County Water Taxi (surprise, surprise) is more popular than ever. How popular, you ask? In June, the Water Taxi saw almost a 6-percent increase in ridership, or 3,900 more riders, compared to June 2016. On the West Seattle route in…

This is a onceptual design of the future Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project, which includes a new passenger-only terminal for riders of King County Water Taxi and Kitsap Fast Ferry service. Photo courtesy of Washington State Ferries.

No Water Taxi service during dock construction in early August; Riders encouraged to consider travel options, attend open house June 21

Riders of the King County Water Taxi will need to make other transportation plans for up to 10 days starting in early August. Both routes of the popular foot and bike ferry service will be suspended while their crews move the Water Taxi’s float on the Seattle waterfront from the south end of Colman dock…

King County Watr Taxi's schedule affected by Memorial Day holiday.

Water Taxi schedule changes for Memorial Day holiday

This weekend, King County Water Taxi will join the rest of the country in remembering the brave people who died while serving in our armed forces. In observance of Memorial Day, the Vashon Island route of the King County Water Taxi will not be in service Monday, May 29. Also that day, the West Seattle…