SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—Golden Gate Transit may offer Wi-Fi service on ferries by this summer if the agency’s board of directors approves a plan later this week.

BART, Capitol Corridor, AC Transit, and Valley Transit already have various levels of wireless service. Surveys show it is an amenity that commuters want.

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Mary Currie from the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District said a Wi-Fi system is already in the installation phase on their bus system and expects the board to approve the ferry plan on Friday.

KCBS’ Bob Butler Reports:

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Currie said Wi-Fi on the ferries would cost $260,000 and the “initially free” service would be financed by bridge tolls, adding it would satisfy a major demand from commuters.

“A lot of people are working into and home from work,” Currie noted, saying Wi-Fi service may modify commute patterns for her customers.

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