You asked, so we asked: What’s ahead for West Seattle’s Water Taxi

(WSB Tuesday photo, Water Taxi dock at Seacrest)

Karen emailed to ask if Metro had announced plans for spring/summer-season changes on the West Seattle Water Taxi schedule, so we inquired. You might recall that the pre-pandemic routine was for the WT to go weekdays-only through late fall, winter, and early spring, but this year, after public clamor because of the West Seattle Bridge closure, the service has continued in 7-days-a-week mode, though the shuttle buses are on reduced schedules. Metro spokesperson Al Sanders tells WSB, “The West Seattle Water Taxi will begin its summer schedule on April 21. The only change from the current winter schedule will be the addition of late-night departures on Fridays and Saturdays.” Will the shuttle schedule ramp back up? Sanders says that’s not decided yet, “Summer shuttle schedule is also TBD. Marine (Division) is waiting to hear back from Service Planning on if their contracted service provider will be able to expand the current schedule.”

4 Replies to "You asked, so we asked: What's ahead for West Seattle's Water Taxi"

  • Lucy March 16, 2022 (2:08 pm)

    I LOVE the water taxi.  I take it every day twice a day to work and back.  The crew is friendly and efficient.  The boats are clean.  It is a lovely way to commute.  And, as gas gets more expensive, even with the WSB opening up again, I hope folks will consider taking it.   If you reduce your commute by car by only 1-2 x per week, what a difference you can make!

    • Kate March 16, 2022 (8:10 pm)

      I agree with you 100%. It is a great way to travel and environmentally sound

  • Karen March 16, 2022 (2:43 pm)

    Thanks for the update, hope the shuttle extends for the weekends…

  • EW March 17, 2022 (12:29 pm)

    Why is the ferry so expensive? It costs my family of three over $30 to ride it round-trip and at that cost we end up driving downtown and paying for parking as it is cheaper.

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