Increased Ferry Ridership Drives Expansion Plans

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Ridership is soaring on all Bay Area ferry lines. The Oakland/Alameda to San Francisco route is up 140 percent over the last five years. The Vallejo to San Francisco route is up 75 percent. In response, the agency overseeing the service has commissioned two new passenger boats and additional trips have been added through October. We'll discuss what the region's growing ferry ridership means for traffic congestion and the environment as well as get an update on a planned route between Richmond and San Francisco.


Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, a regional business-sponsored public policy group

Kevin Connolly, development manager for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA)

Priya David Clemens, spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District