Water Taxi countdown: Five days till the season starts

April 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm | In Elliott Bay Water Taxi, Transportation, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

wtrtxi.jpgWe asked the staff of West Seattle’s King County Councilmember Dow Constantine for some info-bits to add to our Elliott Bay Water Taxi countdown, and here’s one for starters — Take a close look at this year’s schedule; the “maintenance break” gap at midmorning is gone; King County staff worked with Argosy to shorten the time needed, so there’s now a 9:30 boat from Seacrest and a 10:30 boat from Pier 55. (The Water Taxi starts its season on Sunday; rides are free all day and there’s a celebration from noon-2 pm.)


  1. I’m still excited about the concept of moving it down to Jack Block park. I love the taxi, but dread looking for a parking space when I’m down there.

    …yeah the bus is too slow.

    Comment by Creighton — 9:43 pm April 22, 2008 #

  2. It is unfortunate that people still think of mass transit and biking as inconvenient. Carbon emissions, increase in cost of fuel due to demand, and poor health as a result to laziness are far more limiting than a few minutes waiting at a bus stop.
    I look forward to utilizing the water taxi as part of my daily commute with metro, not just a novelty ride to the downtown waterfront and back to the suv again.

    Comment by bus-biker — 9:36 am April 23, 2008 #

  3. Sometimes you literally have to be forced into this realization … a couple days ago, the WSB-mobile broke down just as I was about to head out to three story interviews in sequence. It was too late to get to #1 by bus or foot but my ride to #2 was quick and convenient – we are three minutes’ walk from a bus stop, and the place I was going was right on the same run … I could have walked to #3 from there (about 10 minutes on foot) but wound up catching a ride. I have resolved to use the bus more often. (West Seattle’s incredible views also can be better-appreciated through a bus window than when you are behind the wheel, whether it’s a view of the Grouchos along The Bridge, or the Sound view between the houses as you ride northbound on Gatewood Hill …)

    Comment by WSB — 10:24 am April 23, 2008 #

  4. Good for you WSB. Just watch the #22, last run south from the Junction is @ 7:30…way too early imo.

    Comment by CM — 2:25 pm April 23, 2008 #

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