A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.
The long-awaited changeover from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the newly-constructed suspension will force a 5-day closure leading up the anticipated September 3 opening. The Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, August 28, through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. So what alternatives to commuters have over Labor Day weekend?
BART, Caltrain, Muni and Golden Gate ferries all saw huge crowds as revelers headed to San Francisco for the Giants victory parade.
The labor union that represents the Golden Gate Bridge District employees including ferry operators has called a strike for Tuesday morning.
Transbay buses across the Golden Gate Bridge will follow modified routes, and ferries between Marin and San Francisco will run more frequently, during the upcoming weekend closure of Doyle Drive.
The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition rallied along the Embarcadero as part of a contract dispute that affects union members who work with the ferries, buses and Golden Gate Bridge and roads.
The Golden Gate Bridge District is well on its way to increasing fares 5% on its ferries come July. But transit experts have said that riders will feel the real pinch several years down the road.
The Coast Guard has been boarding ferries, tour boats and other vessels around the Bay Area to make sure they’re in compliance with new federal capacity restrictions which are based on the country’s increasingly heavier population.
Golden Gate Ferry Service is operating as normal on Friday after the union representing the system’s ticket agents had called for a strike.
Fares will be going up starting on Friday for those who use the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to commute.