Golden Gate Ferry
Golden Gate Ferry announced Wednesday that it will begin charging for parking at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal beginning Feb. 3 and have new options for payment–including using a smartphone.
The Bay Bridge is closing Wednesday night and San Francisco Ferry boat operators said they are increasing service beginning first thing Thursday morning and continuing through the Labor Day weekend.
Free ferry rides are being offered at select times to Larkspur from San Francisco during the entire month of August.
Along with shuttle buses, ferry service is seeing high ridership as well. Lines were long at the Alameda Ferry Terminal, but with each boat handling 300-plus passengers, those lines dissipate quickly.
The San Francisco Bay Ferry saw three times its normal ridership at Jack London Square in Oakland Monday morning because of the BART strike, a ferry spokesman said.
San Francisco Giants fans who take the Golden Gate Ferry to AT&T Park from Larkspur will be paying more for a ticket this upcoming season.
More than one million people are expected to pack into San Francisco Wednesday for the Giants’ ticker tape parade along Market St. in honor of the team’s Sunday night World Series win.
The labor movement and Occupy have teamed up for some powerful protests this May Day, but unions were apprehensive of initial plans to “shut down” the Golden Gate Bridge.
Protesters gathered at the Larkspur Ferry terminal Tuesday morning as Golden Gate Ferry Service was shut down as expected over a ferry workers’ strike coinciding with May Day and Occupy-related demonstrations.
The labor union that represents the Golden Gate Bridge District employees including ferry operators has called a strike for Tuesday morning.