King County Department of Transportation Marine Division

West Seattle Water Taxi Permanent Siting Study

The King County Marine Division operates the West Seattle Water Taxi between downtown Seattle and Seacrest Park in West Seattle. The current terminal at Seacrest Park is under a five-year lease with an additional five-year option to extend the lease. BERK, in collaboration with KPFF Consulting Engineers, assisted the Marine Division in analyzing the feasibility of alternative West Seattle sites as long-term terminal solutions for the Water Taxi.

BERK analyzed the ridership potential at each alternative site taking into account demographic trends, the availability of alternative transportation modes, various shuttle service configurations, and the impact of on-site parking.