Good news taxi riders. The West Seattle Water Taxi, Rachel Marie, will have an extended schedule beginning Monday the 28th. Rachel Marie, who needed servicing from a September accident, started running again in January. The servicing did her well, as the Marine Division determined she has the capability to run more throughout the day. The taxi will now have departures on the quarter-hour, which means an extra round-trip in the morning, and an extra two in the afternoon. The taxi runs from Seacrest Dock to Pier 50 across Elliot bay, helping to decrease traffic congestion as an alternate way to get downtown from West Seattle. Find out more information on the new schedule by visiting the official website.
A car crashed into the front window of Pier 1 Imports in Westwood Village just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. The woman apparently meant to put the car in reverse, but hopped the curb when mistakenly putting it in drive. Hope her Valetine’s Day got better!
Next week, Georgetown Brewing Co. will having a party at West 5 Lounge to celebrate their 8th Anniversary. The event will be on Wednesday the 23rd, 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Get your drinking shoes on and have one (or more!) of seven of their own beers on draft.
Monday February 21st, the Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will not be running in honor of President’s Day. In that case, use it as an excuse to relax and think about our nation’s great leaders!
Tomorrow, February 17 the Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting a “Spinathon” at AllStar Fitness to raise money for their Major Taylor Project which works to offer students a way to grow and empower themselves through cycling. Money raised will go towards expanding the program. Read more about the event here.
Rachel Marie, a vessel of King County Water Taxi servicing West Seattle, is now back in the action as of Monday, January 11th. Rachel was out of commission after a Sept. 26th accident when she hit the Washington Street Boat Landing on the Downtown waterfront and needed a variety of structural and electronic repairs. Rachel, who taxis between West Seattle and Downtown Seattle from Pier 50, underwent a number of sea trials to ensure the vessel is safe to operate once again. Water taxis run Monday-Friday, beginning at 6:30 a.m. For more information, please visit the official website. Happy riding!