Starting December 26th 2021, our 6th Ave Pickup/Drop off location has changed to: Ben Dew Clubhouse Restaurant at 6501 6th Street, Tacoma, WA
All times shown on the BKA operating schedule are departure times. In order to maintain on time service we ask that all passengers be present at the service locations at least 10-15 minutes earlier for ticketing and boarding. Once all scheduled/reserved passengers are boarded, the driver is then free to depart the service location. Since all departures from SeaTac are on a walk-on basis, exceptions can be made at the airport.
This action is necessary as a hedge against the expected high traffic in Tacoma and on I-5. In spite of the rising cost of gasoline, traffic on all roadways remains at record levels and has resulted in incidents of speeding, reckless driving and accidents and therefore causing further delays!
We are very thankful you continue to choose us to help you get to Seatac. Please know that your kind words of thanks and cash tips left with our drivers help keep our buses on the road.
While we’ve just recently restored two additional round-trips to the daily schedule, our daily number of scheduled shuttles remains constrained by our inability to find and hire drivers with proper government-mandated licensing and experience. We’re working hard to keep our prices as low as possible though having to meet substantial year-to-date increases in our fuel and other labor costs. Please know that we continue to offer hiring and substantial pay incentives to retain and recruit qualified drivers in order to meet and enhance our customers’ needs.
Finding Us is Easy – Pick up your baggage walk South (the carousel numbers get smaller), when you pass Carousel 1 keep walking and go out Door 2, our buses load curbside in loading zone 1, 2, or 3
Our filing is a request, subject to UTC approval. The UTC can approve, deny, or modify our request. To comment to the UTC on the requested changes: use the online comment form at http://www.utc.wa.gov/comment; email firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 1-888-333-9882; or write to P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA, 98504-7250.