Reminder: King County Water Taxi fares go up tomorrow

February 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm | In King County Water Taxi, Transportation, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

A reminder for King County Water Taxi riders – tomorrow (March 1st), fares go up. The new ones are listed here. As also noted on that page, Vashon Water Taxi riders will be riding a different vessel starting tomorrow, for at least three weeks – the Victoria Clipper III. In case you’re wondering – the West Seattle Water Taxi’s 7-day-a-week spring/summer schedule starts April 9th, and is detailed here.


  1. When do the raise the tolls on the roads too?
    Mass transit costs seem to have jumped huge percentages over the past few years.

    Comment by Gene — 4:11 pm February 29, 2012 #

  2. I hate the water taxi. It costs too much already. Liked it much better when it was run my Metro.

    Comment by A — 4:39 pm February 29, 2012 #

  3. Oh, that is horrible. Those Government Agencies are soooo BAD. LOL. How dare they raise prices?

    At least the price of gasoline is dropping….

    And if you pump your dyed heating oil into your Volkswagen Jetta TDI, you will save a bundle…

    The latter is according to kootchman…LOL…

    Comment by Snow Wimp — 4:40 pm February 29, 2012 #

  4. Agree w/ Gene.. It’s time that we as a society address the disproportionately negative effect that habitual automobile use has on the world and the people that live in it. Punishing people for making positive choices is not a way to do that.

    Comment by realist — 4:52 pm February 29, 2012 #

  5. Great question, Gene. It appears that the approach is to simply let the roads crumble under the weight of all those motor vehicles; in effect spreading, to private vehicle users – motorized and unmotorized alike, the pain felt through fare increases on common carriers by simply delivering a worse user experience. Rather than charging road users more, they’ll just give them less…

    Comment by JAT — 5:13 pm February 29, 2012 #

  6. It’s a better idea than a lot out there. At least in this scenario users of a service pay for the increasing cost of the service. I wonder how much is still subsidized?

    Comment by Tuesday — 6:12 pm February 29, 2012 #

  7. Interesting that the fare from Vashon is only 20% more than the fare from W Seattle, even though the distance of the crossing from Vashon is something like 1000% farther. Those guys are getting a way better deal than we are!

    Comment by Alex — 9:05 am March 1, 2012 #

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