The Bay Area is hunkering down for a major storm expected to hit on Thursday. Officials are warning of high winds and rain that could cause hazardous driving conditions, but Golden Gate ferry service will still be running during the commute.
The United States Coast Guard is looking into what caused a ferry to crash into a piling at Pier 41 in San Francisco Sunday.
A one-day strike by Golden Gate Transit ferry captains was affecting both ferry and bus commuter service between Marin County and San Francisco Friday.
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District ferry captains Thursday morning announced a one-day strike planned for Friday that will shut down the agency’s ferry service for the day.
Golden Gate Bridge District announced 50 of its workers will be going on a one-day labor strike beginning Tuesday morning, but the bridge itself will remain open and that bus and ferry service won’t be impacted.
Police and firefighters responded Sunday night to the Martinez Marina to a fire on the pier.
Bay Area commuter ferry service will likely be expanding in the coming years with Richmond a likely candidate as the next place to offer service to San Francisco.
Fares to cross the Golden Gate from Marin and Sonoma Counties to San Francisco and back have gone up as of Tuesday.
Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit regional bus fares are increasing 5 percent on Tuesday.
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.