WSF’s online sailing schedule format changed back

The in basket: Early this year, Washington State Ferries changed its online listing of sailing times, so that a person could click on the date, then select a route and see just all the departures on that route on that date.

It supplanted a page on which the routes came up, and when you chose one it showed all the sailing times for all seven days in a week, segregated by weekdays or weekends in the case of Southworth.

On Sunday Dec. 5, I went looking for a Southworth sailing time and found that the old display was back. It can be misread if one overlooks an icon that indicates a departure runs only certain days – only on Saturday or only Sunday, for example. I’d had t drive around once in the past because that happened to me. It’s even possible, but less understandable, to read the weekday schedule when you’re traveling on a weekend or vice versa.

I asked why it was changed back.

The out basket: Susan Harris-Huether of the ferries’ public affairs office, says, “Many people did not like the choice. They wanted the whole schedule.

“However on the schedule page,  you will see the option for schedule by date.”

I spotted it to the right of the route listings, under Alternative Schedule Formats and was pleased to find the way I prefer is still available.

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