The Water Taxi glides at night through water reflecting city lights.

Safe sailing in winter: protecting passengers and vessels

Winter can be a challenging season for those who travel on the water. Winter storms and higher tides can bring additional floating debris to the surface of the water that would normally be onshore, making it a challenge to navigate. For passengers on both the West Seattle and Vashon Water Taxi that means an occasional…

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…