Monday’s Day 1 for King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle run

Quick reminder – the King County Water Taxi‘s West Seattle-to-downtown run resumes service tomorrow morning. The official celebration isn’t till next Sunday, but the service is back in business starting with the 6:50 am departure from Seacrest tomorrow, and several things are different this year. We’ve reported on them all over the past few months; you can review the WSB King County Water Taxi archive (newest to oldest) here, plus, here are direct links to info on the county’s site:
The boat schedule
The new boat
The “new” docks (upgrade on West Seattle side, location change on downtown side)
The new fares
Added shuttle service to Morgan Junction (midday weekdays only)

8 Replies to "Monday's Day 1 for King County Water Taxi's West Seattle run"

  • Kurt W April 4, 2010 (10:08 pm)

    Does anyone know if the Water Taxi fee will give me a Metro transfer on my Orca card? I used to flash my Metro monthly pass and catch a bus afterwards, but that was before Orca. I fear that a Water Taxi based commute could cost me $11.50-10.00 per day. I can’t find anything about transfers and the Water Taxi on Metro’s site.

  • celeste17 April 4, 2010 (11:24 pm)

    Your Orca card should be scanned when you board the boat and then when you get your bus you will tap your card again. If you are within the transfer time limit it won’t cost you anything else. I will be using my Orca card and from what I read the boat attendants will have a scanner to read to ORCA card.

  • Noelle April 5, 2010 (12:05 am)

    Happyness & Joy! Spring is Here!

  • Jo April 5, 2010 (6:12 am)

    Anyone know if the free schuttle begins operation today – Monday, Apr 6th?

    • WSB April 5, 2010 (7:13 am)

      Yes, I was just out for the first run of the day (story to come) and the shuttles are there too – TR

  • JRF April 5, 2010 (7:41 am)

    Using Orca on the Vashon/Seattle water taxi yields a transfer on the bus afwerward. I would expect the same for West Seattle.

  • mar3c April 6, 2010 (7:25 am)

    does anyone know if the shuttle stops at regular bus stops, or does it only make the timetable stops?
    also, is the route from the juction: alaska to fauntleroy to avalon to harbor ave?

  • miws April 6, 2010 (1:32 pm)

    mar3c, from what I’ve noticed in the past few years, the stops that the shuttle serves are marked with a small sign attatched to the top of the regular bus stop sign post.



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