Ferry Short Takes

Starting July 29, SFO will be launching a free airport shuttle to connect the San Francisco Bay Ferry South San Francisco Ferry Terminal to the airport, meeting passengers on all arriving ferries from Oakland/Alameda in the morning and transporting them on a 15-minute ride to the SFO International Terminal.

Catch Your Ferry to Fly: Starting July 29, SFO will be launching a free airport shuttle to connect the San Francisco Bay Ferry South San Francisco Ferry Terminal to the airport, meeting passengers on all arriving ferries from Oakland/Alameda in the morning and transporting them on a 15-minute ride to the SFO International Terminal. In the evening, the bus will pick up passengers at the International Terminal and arrive five minutes before ferries depart for the East Bay. In both directions, the shuttle will stop at a couple locations on North McDonnell Road to offer convenient access to SFO employment hubs.

 

Ferry Rate Hike: On July 1, San Francisco Bay Ferry will implement the fifth of five annual fare increases in accordance with the FY2015-2020 Fare Program adopted by the WETA Board of Directors in September 2014. The Fare Program is intended to offset inflationary cost increases and rising operational costs. Base level adult fares increase approximately three percent. The FY 2015-2020 Fare Program is available at sanfranciscobayferry.com/fare-program.

 

New RM3 Complaint: Exactly one year after 55 percent of Bay Area of voters approved Regional Measure 3, which provides for staggered bridge toll hikes totaling $3, two so-called watchdog groups have filed a new complaint against the measure. The Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund and the Bay Area Transportation Working Group filed their complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) charging that MTC and other groups misused public funds in campaigning for RM3 and failed to file campaign expense reports. At stake in the legal maneuvering are billions of dollars for Bay Area transportation projects. MTC had no immediate comment on the latest complaint, and the FPPC will now have to determine whether to open an investigation.