If you already live or work in downtown Chicago, getting to and from certain parts of the city just became somewhat easier using what we consider a very under-used method of transportation. Starting on May 31st, the Chicago Water Taxi will begin service at a new dock located at 600 W. Chicago, which is essentially right behind the massive loft building situated at 900 N. Kingsbury in River North.
The new stop will only offer weekday service, but will provide direct connections to the Loop, Ogilvie and Union stations, and the North Avenue stop, which opened up along the north branch of the Chicago River back in 2013.
Along with the new Water Taxi dock, the former Montgomery Ward building is also planning to add a new rooftop amenity level for its tenants, which include a wide-range of tech firms and is also where the headquarters of Groupon is located.
As of now, an all-day pass for the Chicago Water Taxi is $8.00, while individual rides mostly cost $4.00. Riders also have the option to purchase a 10-day pass, as well as a 31-day pass, which can be a great option for local commuters. For more information about the Chicago Water Taxi, check out their website for schedules, fare info, and more.