WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI: Record ridership reported for September

(WSB photo from last Friday)(WSB photo from July)

Ridership last month on both King County Water Taxi routes set September records, the county DOT says. The new numbers were published today, including:

The West Seattle route (had) 42,444 riders in September, up from 41,057 during the same month last year, representing a 3.4-percent increase.

Total year-to-date ridership is slightly down from last year’s record pace, the report adds, while noting various potential factors likely playing into that, including the five-day service interruption in August when the downtown dock was moved to its temporary location while its new permanent terminal is built. You can see a full month-by-month breakdown via the Data tab on this page of the Water Taxi website. October 29th, by the way, is the last day of this year’s seven-day-a-week schedule; you can preview the weekday-only winter schedule here.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI: Record ridership reported for September"

  • Morgan October 11, 2017 (9:18 pm)

    I use it now but will depend on it in future years to get to waterfront work. If the viaduct situation will grow more dire I really hope they extend the shuttle to Morgan Junction.

    • Swede. October 12, 2017 (11:05 am)

      The viaduct won’t be there at all in a few years…

  • Gene October 11, 2017 (10:01 pm)

    I think the Water Taxi shuttle already stops at Morgan Junction- just off California Ave at Fauntleroy 

    • Jort October 12, 2017 (10:19 am)

      Only during the summer schedule, and only during weekdays. 

  • alki_2008 October 14, 2017 (11:30 pm)

    I’m amazed that so many people are taking the Water Taxi, especially if people are using it for their daily commute.  The cost is so high, more than $10 roundtrip, that it’s prohibitively expensive for me.

    Maybe some commuters have employers that include the Water Taxi in their transit plans, but mine just covered the regular bus fares.

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