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March 2001

San Francisco Bay Restored? The History, Beauty and Opportunity of the Salt Flats

Ferry riders enjoy a front-row seat to the San Francisco Bayís remarkable pageant of wildlife and beautiful scenes. And just a few miles south of the ferry routes, Bay Area residents have an up-close view of the most exciting wetlands habitat restoration opportunity since settlers started filling in the Bay a century and a half ago. More...

The Ferry Building GuyChris Meany, Overseer of Ferry Building Renovation Was it a nightmare getting a permit to renovate the Ferry Building?

No, but it was a very involved process because of the number of governmental agencies with jurisdiction - Port, BCDC, State Lands, National Park Service and others. More...

HEARTBREAK ON THE RISE

"Can I have some of these?" He was tall and lanky, about 6í3" and even though there was a cool breeze from the east blowing in, with the temperature at 60 degrees he had on bermuda shorts, birkenstocks, no socks. His hand stretched out to the box of dog bones. More...

On our Cover

Before all this started, I was practicing as a country doctor about three hours south of Sydney on the coast in a town called Ulladulla, which in aboriginal means safe harbor. It boasts a very big fishing industry and a very safe port. Itís the place where a lot of the people sailing from Sydney to Hobart pull in if they get in trouble. More...

Russian Imperial Treasures on Exhibit at the Presidio

Unseen Treasures: Imperial Russia and the New World Features Precious Historic Items and Artifacts More...

Bay Crossings InterviewChuck Foster Speaks His Mind

Many people feel a regional perspective is necessary to cope with issues like overburdened airports. Why not a regional Port Authority to run Oakland and San Francisco airports, and for that matter, the seaports as well? More...

Bay Crossings Riders of the Tides

I donít know about the rest of you waterlogged commuters, but sometimes I like to play a little game. Especially during the unending grayness of winter. Those days make you wonder if we will ever see spring or if we are condemned to continue on in the cold, wet, unlit present, anxious about getting enough therms to heat our homes. More...

Working Waterfront

Iím Vice President and General Manager of Hansen Aggregatesí Mid-Pacific Region. Iím originally from Southwest Colorado, near Durango. I went to school at the Colorado School of Mines and went to work with Hanson right out of school More...

Bay Crossings Bay Environment

I started riding the ferry again after joining Bluewater Network. I usually board at Jack London Square to make the short leisurely cruise to San Francisco, but today I rode from Larkspur. It all depends whether Iím coming from home in the North Bay or from my friendís in Oakland. Other times, I take the bus. The ferry is more pleasant, by far. From the ferry, the hillsides and skylines of the Bay environment form an incredible arena that is familiar and always amazing. More...

North Bay / Delta

Tour Small-Town America in Two Cities on the Strait More...

The Little Railroad that (Hopefully) Can

The North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) and its freight operator, the Northwestern Pacific Railway Co. LLC (NWPY) jointly announce the receipt of Notice of Partial Release from the limitations of Federal Railroad Authority Emergency Order 21 on February 1, 2001. More...

Bay Crossings Literature

The Ultimate Ferry Ride More...

"FATHER" OF GOLDEN GATE FERRY SYSTEM RETIRES LOOKING BACK ON HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE

Earlier this year, Stephan C. Leonoudakis, often called the "Father of the Golden Gate Ferry System" retired from the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District after 38 years of dedicated service. More...

Ferry Service for Richmond: What Now?

The following report was commissioned by the City of Richmond to study the issue of ferry service for Richmond. It was prepared by the consulting firm Booz∑Allen & Hamilton Inc. with John Eells More...