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King County Water Taxi
901 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98164

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General information: 206-477-3979 (WA Relay 711)
Fax: 206-684-1968

Office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 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 (WA Relay 711).

Month 2017 2018 % CHANGE
Jan 16,483 21,063 27.8%
Feb 16,123 18,155 12.6%
Mar 20,322 20,905 2.9%
Apr 17,755 20,438 15.1%
May 20,628 22,430 8.7%
Jun 20,527 21,433 4.4%
Jul 19,555 21,389 9.4%
Aug 17,119 23,758 38.8%
Sep 19,605 19,970 1.9%
Oct 22,024 24,269 10.2%
Nov 17,762 19,379 9.1%
Dec 16,120 16,213 0.6%
Total 224,023 249,402 11.3%
Month 2017 2018 % CHANGE
Jan 13,207 15,087 14.2%
Feb 13,069 13,450 2.9%
Mar 16,561 20,082 21.3%
Apr 25,077 27,858 11.1%
May 42,624 45,437 6.6%
Jun 49,240 51,708 5.0%
Jul 69,465 70,689 1.8%
Aug 48,383 69,171 43.0%
Sep 42,444 42,869 1.0%
Oct 30,878 31,207 1.1%
Nov 13,117 14,780 12.7%
Dec 11,866 12,629 6.4%
Total 375,931 414,967 10.4%
Facts & Figures (2019)  PDF

Meet our crew and staff


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 Morrow (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)

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 Marine Division Title VI Policy Statement

The King County Marine Division 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 Division 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 the King County Marine Division distributes federal aid funds to another governmental entity or other sub-recipient, the Division 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 Marine Division 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 Marine Division. 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 Marine Division

King County Marine Division (el división) 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 división 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 Marine Division distribuya fondos de ayuda federal a otra entidad gubernamental o a otro sub-beneficiario, el división 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 Marine Division 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 Marine Division. 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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icon0We’re cleaner. Our new vessels use less fossil fuel and emit less greenhouse gas.
icon1We track energy use. This data helps us find new ways to be green. Example: we’re switching to LED lights throughout our system.
icon2We reuse. All our dockside facilities are furnished with surplus furniture from other King County offices.
icon3We watch our waste. Tracking the garbage and recycling produced aboard our vessels helps us make decisions about how to manage our waste.
icon4We adapt. The float range of our docks and maintenance facility will accommodate sea level changes, high tides, and storm swells.
icon5We 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.

Learn more about the program external link  PDF

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