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King County Water Taxi
201 S. Jackson St., KSC-TR-0816
Seattle, WA 98104

E-mail: watertaxi.info@kingcounty.gov send email
General information: 206-477-3979 (TTY Relay 711)
Fax: 206-684-1968

Office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST), Monday-Friday

Information from the Water Taxi website is available in alternative formats to persons with disabilities upon request. Please call 206-477-3979 (TTY Relay 711).

Month 2015 2016 2017 Change
Jan 15,160 16,459
Feb 14,137 17,050
Mar 16,790 19,551
Apr 17,304 18,029
May 16,003 19,766
Jun 18,261 19,954
Jul 18,815 18,450
Aug 17,933 21,513
Sep 17,747 18,445
Oct 18,666 18,689
Nov 15,028 17,890
Dec 16,016 15,750
Total 201,860 221,546

Average number of passengers per commuter sailing in December. (Vessel capacity: 278 passengers)

A.M. sailings, Vashon to Seattle

  6:10 7:10 8:15 Total
Monday 79 181 149 409
Tuesday 69 155 155 378
Wednesday 64 152 152 367
Thursday 70 155 148 373
Friday 51 100 107 258

P.M. sailings, Seattle to Vashon

  4:30 5:30 6:30 Total
Monday 177 203 77 457
Tuesday 152 191 82 424
Wednesday 165 180 65 410
Thursday 167 155 76 398
Friday 134 111 42 287
Month 2015 2016 2017 Change
Jan 8,827 11,215
Feb 8,906 12,313
Mar 11,992 15,511
Apr 23,370 35,475
May 32,990 48,416
Jun 43,494 45,936
Jul 51,559 58,110
Aug 51,356 61,522
Sep 35,173 41,057
Oct 25,676 25,437
Nov 10,130 13,758
Dec 9,874 11,646
Total 313,347 380,396

Average number of passengers per commuter sailing in December. (Vessel capacity: 278 passengers)

A.M. sailings, Seacrest to Seattle

  6:15 6:45 7:15 7:45 8:15 8:45 Total
Monday 20 23 59 65 59 57 282
Tuesday 15 20 51 60 60 43 250
Wednesday 15 21 52 56 50 46 238
Thursday 20 23 47 60 55 47 251
Friday 13 12 35 36 45 40 179

P.M. sailings, Seattle to Seacrest

  3:45 4:15 4:45 5:15 5:45 6:15 6:45 Total
Monday 36 39 53 80 57 35 20 319
Tuesday 34 46 50 70 46 32 21 298
Wednesday 36 36 53 64 54 32 24 297
Thursday 38 41 57 55 55 30 16 292
Friday 36 27 35 41 27 17 16 199

Meet our crew and staff

Director

Photo: Paul Brodeur

Paul Brodeur directs the King County Marine Division, which operates the Water Taxi. He has more than 32 years of experience with maritime operations and 16 years in passenger-only vessel management.

Before joining King County, Paul most recently served as the director of vessel maintenance, preservation, and engineering at Washington State Ferries.

The whole team

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Top row: Nick Zylstra (On call Deckhand), Frank Massaro (Deckhand), Mike M0rrow (On call Deckhand), Zach Klaja (On call Deckhand), Erick Hoskins (On call Deckhand), Chris Howard (On call Deckhand), Greg Lerner (Shoreside Operations Mgr), Nick Williams (Deckhand)

Third row: Brad Johnson (Captain), Jay White (Deckhand), Evelyn Wise (Finance and Administration Mgr), Chad Wiesenfeld (Deckhand), Kyle Crane (On call Deckhand), Denell Wells (Inventory Purchasing Specialist), Joe Blanks (Engineer), Paul Clendenen (On call Deckhand), Joe Chrisman (Information Agent)

Second row: Paul Brodeur (Director), Sara Stefano (Administrator), Jeff Bearden (Captain), Kwasi Addae (On call Deckhand), Bruce McMillan (Oiler), Scott Denhart (Deckhand), Esbert Burton (Information Agent), Kathleen Royal (Business and Finance Officer)

Bottom row: Ron Panzero (Operations Mgr), Aaron Zingerman (On call Deckhand), Brian Leal (Deckhand), Dan Krehbiel (Captain), Jade Farrar (Deckhand), Neal Amaral (Captain), GW Rogers (Deckhand)

Not pictured: Ron Mielke (Engineer), James Laitila (Oiler), Henry Perrin (Project Manager), Alex Adams (Deckhand)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:

No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

King County Ferry District Title VI Policy Statement

King County Ferry District assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and the Civil Right Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The District further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

In the event King County Ferry District distributes federal aid funds to another governmental entity or other sub-recipient, the District will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

King County’s Office of the Title VI Coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other King County Ferry District responsibilities as required by 23 CFR 200 and 49 CFR 21.

Filing a Title VI Complaint

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the King County Ferry District. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the King County Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the King County’s Office of the Title VI Coordinator at no cost to the complainant by calling 206-296-7592.

El Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Humanos de 1964 establece:

Ninguna persona en los Estados Unidos, por motivo de su raza, color u origen nacional, podrá ser excluida de la participación o de la recepción de beneficios en cualquier programa o actividad que reciba asistencia financiera Federal, ni estar sujeta a discriminación en cualquiera de los programas arriba mencionados.

Declaración de la Norma del Título VI de King County Ferry District

King County Ferry District asegura que ninguna persona, por motivo de su raza, color, origen nacional o sexo, tal como lo dispone el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Humanos de 1964 con sus enmiendas y la Ley de Restauración de Derechos Civiles de 1987 (P.L. 100.259), se vea excluida de participar, o privada de los beneficios o de cualquier otra manera sujeta a discriminación con respecto a cualquier programa o actividad que recibe asistencia financiera Federal.

El Distrito garantiza además que se harán todos los esfuerzos necesarios para asegurar la ausencia de discriminación en todos sus programas y actividades, ya sea que dichos programas reciban o no fondos federales.

En caso de que King County Ferry District distribuya fondos de ayuda federal a otra entidad gubernamental o a otro sub-beneficiario, el Distrito incluirá disposiciones relativas al Título VI en todos los acuerdos escritos y supervisará el cumplimiento de tales disposiciones.

La Oficina del Coordinador del Título VI para el Condado de King es responsable de la iniciación y supervisión de actividades del Título VI, la preparación de los informes requeridos y otras responsabilidades de King County Ferry District según lo dispuesto en 23 CFR 200 y 49 CFR 21.

Presentación de Reclamos Relacionados con el Encabezado VI

Cualquier persona que considere que ha resultado agraviada por una práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI tiene derecho a presentar un reclamo formal ante King County Ferry District. Todo reclamo de esta naturaleza debe ser efectuado por escrito y presentado al Coordinador del Título VI para el Condado de King dentro de los ciento ochenta (180) días subsiguientes a la fecha en que se afirma que ocurrió la práctica discriminatoria. Los Formularios de Reclamo de Discriminación bajo el Título VI pueden solicitarse sin costo para el reclamante llamando a la Oficina del Coordinador del Encabezado VI para el Condado de King al 206-296-7592.

Protecting the environment

To help King County confront climate change and protect quality of life in our region, we’ve focused our efforts in these key areas:

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icon0 We’re cleaner. Our new vessels use less fossil fuel and emit less greenhouse gas.
icon1 We track energy use. This data helps us find new ways to be green. Example: we’re switching to LED lights throughout our system.
icon2 We reuse. All our dockside facilities are furnished with surplus furniture from other King County offices.
icon3 We watch our waste. Tracking the garbage and recycling produced aboard our vessels helps us make decisions about how to manage our waste.
icon4 We adapt. The float range of our docks and maintenance facility will accommodate sea level changes, high tides, and storm swells.
icon5 We prepare. Our emergency drills prepare us to assist in disasters.
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The King County Water Taxi is a proud member of the Passenger Vessel Association’s PVA WATERS program.

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