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ON OUR COVER 1-May-2019

This month, Blue & Gold Fleet is celebrating 40 remarkable years of ferry and water excursion services on San Francisco Bay. More...

Two Good News Stories Surface in Oakland 1-May-2019

As this column has recently documented, the ocean carrier industry remains in the throes of a seemingly unending cycle of rate erosion, vacant sailings and dysfunctional relationships with shippers and other stakeholders. More...

Alvin Haymon 1-May-2019

As Blue & Gold Fleet celebrates its 40th anniversary, Alvin Haymon is celebrating his fourth year with the company as a deckhand and looking forward to his first as a captain. He recently completed his captain's evaluation, so by the time you read this, Haymon may be up in the helm already. More...

What Comes Next After Toll Hike Ruling? 1-May-2019

Last month's court ruling dismissing an attempt to block toll increases on seven regional bridges will likely reopen the spigot for billions of dollars in Bay Area transportation projects. More...

Treasure Island Development Agency Plays It Coy 1-May-2019

WETA and San Francisco's Treasure Island development agency continue to dance around an agreement on launching ferry service to and from the island in 2021-and so far, they're out of step. More...

Ferry Questions Answered 1-May-2019

Ferry Q&A is where you can have your questions about Bay Area ferry service answered by the professionals who speak for the ferry systems on a daily basis. More...

Ferry Short Takes 1-May-2019

Final Fare Increase: The last ferry fare increase in WETA's five-year budget plan takes effect July 1. Fares will rise three percent across the board for all runs except Vallejo-San Francisco, where monthly passes increase six percent, or $22, to $388 from $366. More...

BLUE & GOLD'S REMARKABLE 40 YEARS ON THE BAY 1-May-2019

This month, Blue & Gold Fleet is celebrating 40 remarkable years of ferry and water excursion services on San Francisco Bay. More...

Agencies Propose Solutions for San Luis Reservoir 1-May-2019

What many drivers traveling the Pacheco Pass probably don't realize is that the body of water they see out their car window as they wind their way between the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area is more than just some Insta-worthy scenery. More...

Ospreys Make New Attraction for Richmond Ferry Riders 1-May-2019

Richmond residents now have an additional attraction during their commutes, as the ferry passes close to the nest of osprey webcam stars Rosie and Richmond every day. More...

New Trump Proposal Threatens the Bay 1-May-2019

A new proposal by the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water. More...

Sip, Stroll and Celebrate at Jack London Square in May 1-May-2019

Jack London Square is the ideal place to sip, stroll, shop and dine this May with fun-filled festivals throughout the month! More...

A Rich Mix of Late Spring Diversions 1-May-2019

American Conservatory Theater will continue staging the highly-acclaimed new production of Vanity Fair through May 12. More...

Around the Bay in May 1-May-2019

May the fourth be with you! Well... almost. Join the Chabot Space and Science Center from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 3 for their second annual Star Wars party and show off your best at the Star Wars fashion show and dance party. More...

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