Good news for ferry riders. The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors officially approved a proposal that includes temporary lower fares and an enhanced schedule for its San Francisco Bay Ferry service.
The temporary changes are part of WETA’s Pandemic Recovery Program, which is designed to incentivize the return of riders, accommodate expected changes in travel patterns, and to attract a new, diversified ridership base.
“This is a bold, equity-driven plan to rebuild ridership and maximize the the ferry network’s contribution to regional economic recovery,” said Jim Wunderman, Chair of the WETA Board of Directors. “Anyone who has ridden San Francisco Bay Ferry knows it’s the best way to cross the Bay. With lower fares and improved schedules, it’s getting even better.”
The schedule changes include the resumption of weekend ferry service for a handful of cities including Richmond and also include additional midday and late evening departures.
The changes start in July. More information is available here.