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ON OUR COVER 1-Feb-2019

It was a triumphant day in Richmond as Mayor Tom Butt (holding scissors) and several dignitaries celebrated new WETA ferry service that debuted on January 10. More...

Oakland and Other Golden State Ports Can't Afford to Relax 1-Feb-2019

All three of California's biggest ocean cargo gateways staged their annual "State of the Port" addresses last month, telling stakeholders that robust throughput numbers reached historic highs over the past year. More...

Public Input Sought on Golden Gate Bridge Toll Increases 1-Feb-2019

Beginning in late January, the Golden Gate Bridge District invited members of the public to provide input on possible Golden Gate Bridge toll increases over the next five years at a series of in-person and digital open houses. More...

Tideline Marine Makes a Move 1-Feb-2019

In a purchase rife with implications for transportation on the Bay, small boat operator Tideline Marine Group has announced the acquisition of a 149-passenger craf-more than three times larger than its current vessels. More...

New Ferries Closer to Beginning Service 1-Feb-2019

MV Carina, the fourth and final of WETA's Hydrus class ferries, arrived in the Bay Area on January 27. More...

Your Ferry Questions Answered 1-Feb-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...

Ashleigh Cofield 1-Feb-2019

Remember that bartender with the pink hair? Or green hair? Or was it blue, or purple? That was probably Ashleigh Cofield, who just celebrated her two-year anniversary tending bar on the ferry at the end of January. More...

Long-Awaited Ferry Renaissance Comes to Richmond 1-Feb-2019

On January 10, with a large dose of pomp and circumstance, the City of Richmond, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) marked the launch of Richmond ferry service and the opening of the Richmond Ferry Terminal with a celebration in the Craneway Pavilion. More...

Port of Oakland Shore Power Grid Pays Green Dividends 1-Feb-2019

In positive news for Bay Area air quality, 75 percent of the 1,543 ships that visited the Port of Oakland last year switched off their engines while docked-an increase from 68 percent in 2017. More...

Dirty Dinosaurs Lurking Around the Bay 1-Feb-2019

I understand the mindset of the people who decided to build dirty, dangerous oil refineries on the gorgeous San Francisco Bay shoreline. More...

SF Beer Week Returns 1-Feb-2019

San Francisco Beer Week returns from February 1 through 10 for the 11th installment of this ground-breaking celebration of craft beer, food and community all across the region. More...

Ferry Journeys to Inspire Reverence for the Arts 1-Feb-2019

Easily accessible for ferry riders is one of the world's largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, the California International Antiquarian Book Fair, taking place at the Oakland Marriott City Center from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10. More...

Around the Bay in February 1-Feb-2019

It's as easy as "drink, play, win." Five rounds of 10 questions on pop culture, music and more, now with free popcorn. More...

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