One more Elliott Bay Water Taxi note: Final, final numbers

November 18, 2008 at 4:25 pm | In Elliott Bay Water Taxi, Transportation, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

wttuesday.jpgFor fellow numbers fans — Just got the final, FINAL Elliott Bay Water Taxi ridership numbers from County Councilmember Dow Constantine‘s office, one day after the King County Ferry District budget won approval (WSB coverage here), furthering the process of moving the WT toward year-round status starting in early 2010. The “unofficial” year-end numbers on the season’s last day put ridership at 182,000 – but the final number is actually 182,904 – almost 183,000 – with a daily average of almost 1,000 (973, to be specific). Next year’s season is due to start up again in April; before then, be sure your calendar is marked for the January 15th public meeting at Alki Community Center (7 pm) to find out about the Water Taxi’s future, including improvements at Seacrest to make that dock work till its permanent home is eventually found.

4 Comments

  1. A permanent home has been found at Pier 2 near Jack Block Park11 What is Dow Constantine, King County, the Ferry District, The Port of Seattle, and Jan Drago (Seattle City Council) doing about it?? Why spend money (budget cuts and tax increases everywhere) on Seacrest when this is not the best or permanent solution?? We need a solution now not a temporary measure in 2010!!

    Comment by dars — 6:38 pm November 18, 2008 #

  2. There is a permanent location available on Pier 2? Is this offered by the Port?

    Comment by big gulps,eh? well, see ya later. — 7:49 am November 19, 2008 #

  3. All of the foot dragging is pointed at Dow Constamtine and Metro Transit for pulling the plug during negotions for the Ferry District according to the Port of Seattle and Jan Drago(Seattle CITY Council.

    Comment by dars — 7:25 pm November 19, 2008 #

  4. A Pier 2 home for the Water Taxi is years away. They need to improve Seacrest Park in the mean time so we can have the water taxi year round SAFELY! The current dock is dark and wet and slippery, and the dock ramp is way too steep!

    Comment by William — 3:01 pm December 1, 2008 #

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