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ON OUR COVER September 2017 1-Sep-2017

WETA's new Richmond to San Francisco ferry service, which will debut next year, caps over a decade of patient activism on the part of Contra Costa County transportation officials-supported by dogged ferry advocate Tom Butt, currently the mayor of Richmond, who is pictured on our cover. More...

Port of Oakland Sees Bright Future 1-Sep-2017

Two recent announcements indicate that Bay Area shippers will likely enjoy peace, prosperity and tranquility in the coming years. More...

Jim Shea 1-Sep-2017

After nine years of traveling the world working as an engineer on ultra-deepwater drillships, Jim Shea is happy to be stationed permanently here in the Bay Area as one of Golden Gate Ferry's newest project engineers. More...

The Ghost Fleet Haunts the Bay No More 1-Sep-2017

The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay-57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years-is finally gone. More...

Talk Like a Pirate Day 1-Sep-2017

It's that time of the year again, which means it's time for my favorite column. September 19 is "officially" Talk Like a Pirate Day. I don't know who decided that or when it was decided, but it is now a tradition. More...

Richmond Ferry Service Begins Fall 2018 1-Sep-2017

The long-cherished goal of comprehensive regional ferry service takes a big step forward next fall with the launch of WETA/San Francisco Bay Ferry service connecting Richmond to San Francisco's Ferry Building. More...

Freight Company at Port of Oakland to Pilot Zero-Emissions Trucks 1-Sep-2017

Port of Oakland-based trucking operator GSC Logistics will receive a battery-powered semi later this month to help the State of California gauge the feasibility of using zero-emission trucks for hauling freight. More...

SF Bay Ferry Hits All-Time Ridership Highs in July 1-Sep-2017

San Francisco Bay Ferry, a service of the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), announced last month that it recorded all-time highs in ridership in the month of July, transporting a total of approximately 288,000 passengers across all of its four routes-a new record. More...

Bay Crossings and Winehaven 1-Sep-2017

Bay Crossings has long advocated for Richmond ferry service and, more generally, for the City of Richmond. More...

SFJAZZ Founder Shares Views on Spiritual Transport 1-Sep-2017

SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline may not be an avid ferry rider, but he certainly appreciates the relaxed and leisurely pace of ferry transport. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES September 2017 1-Sep-2017

Navigating your kayak by moonlight is a mystical experience you won't soon forget. This unique kayak tour allows for a grand view of the moon rising into the night's sky. More...

Around the Bay in September 2017 1-Sep-2017

Spend this Labor Day weekend, September 2 to 4, at the 65th annual Sausalito Art Festival. One of the most anticipated festivals every year, this annual event features work from some of the best local and national artists for three days. More...

           
       
Bay Crossings' Publisher Joel Williams rides the ferries with Doug McConnell on Bay Area Backroads.       The Smart Cart