A $22 million passenger ferry facility will be built on the Mare Island waterfront before 2015, Vallejo officials announced Wednesday.
A 9-month-old ferry line that services South San Francisco from Oakland and Alameda is attracting only a fraction of the riders necessary to cover operational cots.
One of two people injured when a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot motorboat collided in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday has died.
The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to investigate a collision on Saturday between a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot motorboat.
The numbers have been crunched, revealing that for every $14 round trip ticket sold, the public has – or will – kick in nearly $100. In all, the subsidies for the new ferry service total roughly $94 million over a 20 year period.
BART officials were holding out hope that some service would be restored by Thursday afternoon, but a spokesperson advised commuters traveling between Oakland and San Francisco to find an alternate route of travel, specifically car, bus or ferry.
The Bay Area’s newest ferry service began carrying commuters between the East Bay and the Peninsula Monday, according to the San Francisco Water Emergency Transportation Authority.
Commuters on both sides of San Francisco Bay will have another option to get across the bay when a new ferry route begins running Monday.
The labor union that represents the Golden Gate Bridge District employees including ferry operators has called a strike for Tuesday morning.
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.