San Francisco Bay Ferry is a ferry transit service of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). This Media Center provides links to news stories about the ferry system, press releases and media advisories, fact sheets and infographics, photos, B-roll footage and media contact information.

Press Releases & Media Advisories

In the News

Full Speed Ahead Newsletter

Full Speed Ahead is our monthly passenger newsletter. It is currently only available online.

Sign up to receive new issues via email.

Send questions or story ideas to

Current Issue: October 2022

Previous Issues
2022: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September
2021: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
2020: May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
2019: Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

Fact Sheets, One-Pagers & Infographics

Advertise on the Ferry

WETA offers advertising space on its ferries. Learn more and book space.

Digital Assets

Logos, videos and photos available here.  Please contact us if you require assistance.

Social Media Channels

History of San Francisco Bay Ferry

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority (WTA) was created by the California State Legislature in 1999 and tasked with planning new and expanded ferry service. In 2007, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) was created to replace WTA and add the emergency response element to the agency's mission.

At the direction of the Legislature, WETA then developed a plan to absorb ferry services then run by the Cities of Alameda and Vallejo. Alameda-Oakland and Harbor Bay ferry services transitioned to WETA in 2012, and those routes in addition to a new route connecting the East Bay to South San Francisco began operating under the San Francisco Bay Ferry brand. The transition of the Vallejo service was completed in 2013.

The ferry service has been growing ever since, with enhanced service on the existing routes, two new maintenance and operations facilities, new terminals in South San Francisco and Richmond, expanded capacity at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal and many new vessels.

Media Contacts

Thomas Hall, WETA Public Information & Marketing Manager: | (415) 364-3190