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Accomplishments

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King County Ferry District
  • Successful transition of two existing routes
  • Free West Seattle shuttle service (routes 773 and 775)
  • Ongoing service and facility improvements
  • New leased vessels for both routes(Melissa Ann and Rachel Marie)
  • Leveraged resources to secure economic stimulus package funding for maintenance barge
  • Early launch of the 2009 West Seattle/Downtown Seattle route
  • Planning/technical analysis for demonstration projects
  • Listening tour/ community involvement
  • New service name/identity: King County Water Taxi
  • Year round service on the West Seattle Route
  • Additional service on the Vashon Island/Downtown Seattle route (3 peak commute trips, each way, daily)
  • Acceptance of ORCA cards along with other fare passes
  • Ticket vending machines installed at each of the dock to provide additional fare purchase options for passengers
  • A new leased vessel for the Vashon Island/ Downtown Seattle route
  • New materials and signage