SEATTLE – Commuters who use the fast ferry from Bremerton to Seattle were in for some big changes Friday morning.
Kitsap Transit, which operates the ferry, is changing the departure times during the busiest part of the commute.
The morning sailings will see the biggest change. The 5:40 a.m. departure is changing to 5:25 a.m., the 6:15 departure is changing to 6:07 a.m., and the 6:50 a.m. sailing is changing to 6:45 a.m.
In the afternoon, the 3:25 and 5:15 p.m. sailings will change to 3:20 and 5:10 p.m.
Kitsap Transit says the adjustments to the schedule are designed to minimize conflict here at the Seattle dock with arrivals and departures of the King County water taxi.
The changes also provide room in the schedule for loading and unloading passengers and for the possibility of weather-related delays.
Two additional mid-day roundtrips have already been added on this run.