Keeping boats afloat: Two Water Taxi stories

Cross-posted from Captain’s Blog

As part of Transit Appreciation Week and Transit Operator Appreciation Day, the King County Water Taxi wants to recognize two members of the team who work to ensure riders have a smooth sail from dock to dock.

Kennedy Menendez, who helped get over 80 stranded Bremerton passengers home on a late night run, and Capt. Dan Krehbiel, who was the first captain hired for the Water Taxi in 2009, are just two of the King County Water Taxi staff who are on the water every day, providing service to West Seattle and Vashon.

Riders see captains and crew, but the team also includes staff they don’t see, like maintenance teams, Information Agents at the Pier 50 passenger ferry facility, and administrative staff. They all have one goal in mind – rider safety and comfort from shore to shore. Read more.