West Seattle Water Taxi: Spirit of Kingston’s debut will wait

April 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm | In King County Water Taxi, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

(Tuesday photo by Don Brubeck)
The future West Seattle Water Taxi vessel Spirit of Kingston has been spotted out on at least one test run since arriving at its new home port last week. But while the King County Department of Transportation’s Marine Division was at one point expecting to launch it on the run when the 7-day-a-week schedule takes effect next week, we’re told it won’t happen quite so fast – according to KCDOT and the office of King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who chairs the county Ferry District Board, they will delay the debut a while, possibly a few weeks, for training. The spring/summer/fall schedule still launches on Monday, though – and you can see it here.

2 Comments

  1. I’ve noticed that there haven’t been cars parked at the bottom of California Way SW the past few days. (presumable used by water taxi customers) I know cars have been ticketed if they cross over the thin white line and spill over on the road, but haven’t seen any “No Parking” signs.
    On another note, any chance of removing the concrete barrier farther up the hill? Looks like an accident waiting to happen. (We did see a terribly smashed up car at that location.)

    Comment by Nancy — 4:02 pm April 4, 2013 #

  2. I would take the water taxi, but driving my car is easier.

    Comment by Liberal Hypocrite — 10:15 pm April 7, 2013 #

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