Tech new site GeekWire has a story on the ferry reservation system crash, and secured this statement from WSDOT:
“We got swamped, and then some. Swamped is of course a nautical term. So to continue in that vein, we are bailing (water, not out). Still afloat, and clawing back.
“In a nutshell: 30x sustained traffic versus any peak we’ve had since January. A bit more than expected (and within our tolerance), but it seems a software problem may have been concealed until now.”
Read the rest of the story here: Washington State ferries botch launch of online reservation system for summer sailings