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January 2000

Friends of a Regional Ferry System Established

Ferry commuters have banded together to support plans for dramatically improved bay ferry service. A new nonprofit organization called Friends of a Regional Ferry System has been formed with members drawn from all existing ferry lines plus communities for which service is envisioned. More...

Senate Bill 428 Establishes Bay Area Water Transit Authority

On October 10 Governor Gray Davis signed into law a bill creating the Bay Area Water Transit Authority. The new Authority is charged with preparing a detailed plan for expanding ferry services on the bay as a way to reduce congestion on the regionís roads. It is further empowered to build and operate the system once a plan is approved by the legislature. More...

Just imagine....

You live in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, or Solano County and you work in Oakland, San Francisco, Redwood City, or San Jose. Or you live in the South Bay and work in the East Bay, North Bay, or West Bay. In the morning a clean, modern shuttle bus or local light rail train picks you up at a convenient neighborhood location and carries you to a Bayside ferry terminal. Or, perhaps you are picked up at your front door by a subscription service. More...

A Brief History of Ferries on the Bay

Bay Area ferry services have played a long and historic role in the development of the region, at one time constituting the greatest water transit system in the world. From the Gold Rush until the completion of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges, ferries provided the only transportation across the Bay. More...