Riders from Vashon Island disembark the MV Sally Fox in Seattle.

Water Taxi breaks another ridership record in October

Make it another month of record ridership for the King County Water Taxi. And it’s all thanks to our amazing riders! For the second consecutive month, we carried more riders than ever before – 52,902, to be exact. That’s nearly 20 percent more than October ridership in each of the last two years. Here’s a breakdown…

Mike Sudduth, left, plays a game of cribbage with Richard Franklin, right, as another game of cribbage takes place at the table next to them aboard the MV Sally Fox. Sudduth donated the specially inscribed boards as a way to honor his friend, Sally Fox, who was an advocate for passenger-only ferry service to Vashon Island and the vessel's namesake.

The story behind MV Sally Fox’s cribbage boards

Regulars on King County Water Taxi’s Vashon Island route know them well: glossy wooden cribbage boards stationed at one of four seating areas in the lower passenger deck of the MV Sally Fox. On almost every run, enthusiasts of the popular card-and-board game can be seen huddled around one of these game boards, studying their…

GIF of water taxi photo overlaid with image of ridership 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 515,000 record broken in October 2016.

New record: Ridership soaring on the water taxi!

Middle of last week it happened. Most people were quietly commuting on the water taxi into downtown Seattle when history was made! Thanks to riders, the 2015 record of 515,207 boardings was broken last Wednesday. With more than two months of service left in 2016, there’s a chance ridership might top 600,000. Since starting service as…

Why do you ride the King County Water Taxi?

We asked customers that question in this short video hosted by our interns, Julia and Hannah.  They set out to hear directly from passengers as our ridership continues to grow. Whether commuting or sightseeing, riders aboard the King County Water Taxi enjoy the convenience, the scenery, and the freedom to not have to drive in traffic. The water taxi can be a…