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
- WETA Launches Richmond Ferry Service -- January 10, 2019
- WETA Opens New Ferry Maintenance and Operations Hub in Alameda -- December 14, 2018
- San Francisco Bay Ferry Launches Mobile Ticketing App -- November 7, 2018
- WETA Awards $13 Million Contract for New High-Speed Ferry -- October 4, 2018
In the News
- East Bay Times: Ferry maintenance center opens in Alameda (December 13, 2018)
- ABC7 News: Facility opens in East Bay that could prove critical in big emergencies (December 13, 2018)
- KTVU News: SF Bay Ferry starts heading to Richmond next month (December 4, 2018)
- Alameda Magazine: Alameda ferry center is full steam ahead (December 3, 2018)
- Vallejo Times Herald: San Francisco Bay Ferry launches mobile ticketing app (November 8, 2018)
- Richmond Standard: Sign at Richmond Ferry Terminal construction site creates excitement (October 10, 2018)
- San Francisco Examiner: New 300-passenger ferry to join SF Bay fleet (October 8, 2018)
- Le Temps (Switzerland): VIDEO -- On San Francisco Bay, the ballet of ferries (October 1, 2018)
Fact Sheets, One-Pagers & Infographics
- Ferry System Map
- San Francisco Bay Ferry / WETA Fact Sheet
- Ferry Fleet Poster
- Passenger Survey Results (June 2018)
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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.