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Elliott Bay Water Taxi
Service to resume April 1, 2003

Water Taxi Picture
Argosy Cruises provided Water Taxi service on the Admiral Pete.

The King County Council included funds in the county's 2003 budget to operate the Elliott Bay Water Taxi from April through September of 2003. The taxi, which is operated by Argosy Cruises, runs between the downtown Seattle waterfront and West Seattle.

Service is to resume on April 1, with fares and schedules similar to last year's service. The taxi will use Seacrest Park in West Seattle again this year, but transportation planners are still working to secure a site on the downtown Seattle waterfront. The Council has also identified capital funds for the future development of a permanent dock in West Seattle.

Before committing to the extensive operating and capital investment necessary for a permanent water-taxi dock facility, King County has operated the taxi as a demonstration project to determine its viability as a regular transportation option.

During the demonstration, which ended in September of 2002, the Water Taxi operated seven days a week between Pier 54 on the downtown Seattle waterfront and the Seacrest dock in West Seattle. Bicycles have been welcome on the Water Taxi at no additional fare.

Additional Information

For information about the demonstration project, contact:
Mike Beck
Transit Division
Department of Transportation
201 S. Jackson St., KSC-TR-0426
Seattle, WA 98104-3856
(206) 684-1753
mike.beck@metrokc.gov




Updated: February 7, 2003

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