Golden Gate Ferry Establishes Means-Based Fare Program

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) Board of Directors voted unanimously to establish a means-based fare program that would provide a fare discount for low-income riders on Golden Gate Transit regional bus routes and regular (non-special event) Golden Gate Ferry service. The means-based fare program is expected to begin in early 2020. The discounted fares will only be available to eligible passengers through the Clipper Card program.

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Vela, a new 445 passenger ferry, begins service for San Francisco Bay Ferry

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) welcomed Vela, a new 445-passenger ferry, into the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet. Vela is the second of three new high-speed, high-capacity ferries that will primarily serve North Bay routes. A third ferry, Lyra, is expected to arrive in early 2020.

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Golden Gate Ferry Awarded $5.9M to Purchase New High-Speed Ferry

Larkspur Ferry Terminal

Last week, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) was awarded a $5.9 million grant to help acquire a new high-speed ferry vessel that will enhance service reliability for its 2.5 million annual ferry riders. The newly announced funding will help Golden Gate Ferry increase its ferry fleet to eight passenger vessels.

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposal for Means-Based Fare Discount on Golden Gate Ferry

MV San Francisco Ferry Boat Operated by Golden Gate Ferry

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Friday, July 26, 2019, to set a public hearing to receive public comment on the establishment of “means-based fares” that would provide a fare discount for low-income riders on Golden Gate Transit regional bus routes and regular (non-special event) Golden Gate Ferry service. The public hearing is set for Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, in San Francisco.

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Fare Changes in Effect for San Francisco Bay Ferry Services on July 1, 2019

On July 1, 2019, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) 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 … Read more Fare Changes in Effect for San Francisco Bay Ferry Services on July 1, 2019

M.V. Del Norte replacing M.V. Golden Gate for about 3 months

On Friday, May 31, the 448-passenger M.V. Golden Gate will be going out of service for about three months to have its main engines overhauled and for other required maintenance. The Golden Gate will be replaced by the 399-passenger M.V. Del Norte. Since the Del Norte carries about 50 fewer passengers, we recommend that Larkspur Ferry customers arrive earlier than usual if … Read more M.V. Del Norte replacing M.V. Golden Gate for about 3 months

SF Bay Ferry: Ballpark ferry departure times changing on June 11, 2019

A message from ATT PARK/ALAMEDA/OAKLAND Hello. We have a new departure time for San Francisco Bay Ferry service to weeknight Giants games at Oracle Park from Oakland and Alameda effective Tuesday, June 11. The new departures are as follows: Depart Oakland 5:15pm Depart Alameda 5:30pm This will remain in place for the remainder of the … Read more SF Bay Ferry: Ballpark ferry departure times changing on June 11, 2019

Public hearing set on establishment of new Golden Gate Ferry route & fare to new Chase Center in San Francisco

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors approved the setting of a public hearing for Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. to receive public comments on the establishment of a new Golden Gate Ferry route and fare between the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and the new … Read more Public hearing set on establishment of new Golden Gate Ferry route & fare to new Chase Center in San Francisco