Ferries

A catamaran boat outfitted with a 40 foot tall rigid WingSail has been sailing Bay Area ferry routes to test the novel idea of using wind assistance to help propel ferry vessels of the future - reducing fuel use and air pollution.

Prototype Wind-Powered Ferry Technology Could Lead To Greener SF Bay Transportation

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.

05/01/2014

(File photo)

Bay Bridge Closure Survival Guide

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?

08/20/2013

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Parade Packed Bay Area Transit Agencies To Capacity

BART, Caltrain, Muni and Golden Gate ferries all saw huge crowds as revelers headed to San Francisco for the Giants victory parade.

11/01/2012

Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry Service Cancelled Over May Day Strike

The labor union that represents the Golden Gate Bridge District employees including ferry operators has called a strike for Tuesday morning.

04/30/2012

Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Bus, Ferry Service Modified For Doyle Drive Closure

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.

04/26/2012

Larkspur Ferry

Bay Area Ferry, Bus, Bridge Union Members Rally To End Labor Dispute

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.

04/14/2012

Larkspur Ferry

Years Of Fare Hikes Likely Coming To North Bay Ferries

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.

03/22/2012

Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry

Heavier Passengers Weigh Down Bay Area Ferries, Tour Boats

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.

01/04/2012

Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry Service Running As Usual, Strike Cancelled

Golden Gate Ferry Service is operating as normal on Friday after the union representing the system’s ticket agents had called for a strike.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/01/2011

Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Bridge Bus, Ferry Fares Increase

Fares will be going up starting on Friday for those who use the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to commute.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/28/2011

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