PM commute notes: West Seattle Water Taxi service canceled for tonight, back tomorrow; downtown buses, roads back to normal

August 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm | In King County Water Taxi, Transportation, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(UPDATED 8:48 PM with Water Taxi returning Tuesday)

Two PM commute notes:

WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI: King County has just sent word that the West Seattle Water Taxi is canceled for tonight because of mechanical trouble. (Backup boat Rachel Marie had already been pressed into service on the Vashon run.) **Update – The West Seattle run WILL be back tomorrow, the county says (8:48 pm), using Melissa Ann.**

BUSES, ROADS BACK TO NORMAL DOWNTOWN: In case you missed the updates in our separate coverage of the shooting aftermath downtown – bus service is back to normal and all roads have reopened, according to Metro, SPD, and SDOT.


  1. I don’t know about now, but at 4:35 when I was waiting for my bus on 3rd between Spring & Seneca, there were many buses stopping there that usually use 2nd Avenue (the most notable ones being the Sound Transit buses, but many other #s I don’t normally see). Tons of extra volume in general.

    Comment by Sue — 5:17 pm August 12, 2013 #

  2. The 5:00 37 bus at Marion & 2nd showed up at 5:15… as mentioned, tons of extra bus traffic on 2nd.

    Once we got to Cali/Harbor (via the 37), the water tax shuttle bus was running & I was one of two others aboard.

    Comment by Taxi Regular — 5:56 pm August 12, 2013 #

  3. Anyone know if the water taxi shuttle is running? I need to go pick up my car at the dock.

    Comment by Juniebug — 6:03 pm August 12, 2013 #

  4. Car2Go service is also unavailable tonight due to a network issue with their card readers, so it’s a long trek home if you rely on the Water Taxi and Car2Go is your backup plan.

    Comment by TW — 8:08 pm August 12, 2013 #

  5. Interesting issue TW. Luckily it was nice out. This would horrible on a dark mid-winter trek home if water taxi and car2go was your plan.

    Comment by Resident3 — 10:24 pm August 12, 2013 #

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