San Francisco Bay Ferry https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/ en WETA Seeks Public Comment on Clipper START Discounted Fares https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/clipper-start-public-hearing-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WETA Seeks Public Comment on Clipper START Discounted Fares</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/01/2020 - 08:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Public%20Notice_Proposed%20Fares%20for%20Clipper%20START%20Pilot_English.pdf">Public Notice: Proposed Fares for Clipper START Means-Based Fare Pilot Program</a></p> <p><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Public%20Notice_Proposed%20Fares%20for%20Clipper%20START%20Pilot_Sp.pdf">Tarifas propuestas para el programa piloto Clipper START de tarifas basadas en los ingresos</a></p> <p><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Public%20Notice_Proposed%20Fares%20for%20Clipper%20START%20Pilot_English-CHIN.pdf">Clipper START基于收入的票价试点计划的建议票价   </a></p> <p> </p> <p><em><strong>NOTE: </strong>Public hearing has been rescheduled for October 8, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.</em></p> <p>WETA, the agency that provides San Francisco Bay Ferry service, is seeking public input on proposed changes to its fare structure.</p> <p>On September 3, 2020, the WETA Board of Directors set a public hearing on new fares related to San Francisco Bay Ferry joining the regional <strong>Clipper START</strong> pilot program. Under the Clipper START pilot, lower-income transit riders can receive discounted fares on participating Bay Area transit systems. Pending approvals from the WETA Board and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), WETA staff is working with MTC to determine a start date for the discounted fares. This could be as early as November 2020. A tentative launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.</p> <p>No fare changes are proposed for ferry passengers who are not eligible for Clipper START. The proposed one-way fares for eligible Clipper START members are:</p> <ul><li>Alameda/Oakland route: $3.60</li> <li>Harbor Bay route: $3.70</li> <li>Richmond route: $4.60</li> <li>South San Francisco route: $4.70</li> <li>Vallejo route: $7.50</li> <li>All Short Hop routes: $0.80</li> </ul><p>The fares represent a 50 percent discount from the adult cash fare for each San Francisco Bay Ferry route. This proposal is subject to change based on direction from the WETA Board of Directors.</p> <p>Regional Clipper START fare discounts are currently available to qualifying Bay Area residents on four of the region’s largest transit operators: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Caltrain, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD), and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). MTC is working to expand the pilot program to offer discounts on additional transit systems in the region and the WETA Board of Directors has previously expressed strong interest in participating.  In order to qualify for the program discount, a person must be between the ages of 19 and 64 and earn no more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. You can see if you qualify at <a href="https://www.clipperstartcard.com/s/faqs">https://www.clipperstartcard.com/s/faqs</a>. Information on applying for the Clipper START fare discount program is available at <a href="https://www.clipperstartcard.com/s/application">https://www.clipperstartcard.com/s/application</a>. </p> <p>We request feedback from the public via email at <a href="mailto:fareprogram@watertransit.org">fareprogram@watertransit.org</a> or by mail to WETA; Pier 9, Suite 111; San Francisco, CA 94111. The deadline for public comment via these methods is September 30, 2020. The public can also provide public comment during the hearing during the WETA Board of Directors meeting on October 8, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom. Information on joining the meeting will be provided at <a href="https://weta.sanfranciscobayferry.com">weta.sanfranciscobayferry.com</a> in late September.</p> </div> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 15:27:47 +0000 tomhall 265 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com Expanded Downtown S.F. Ferry Terminal and Plaza Now Complete https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/expanded-downtown-sf-ferry-terminal-and-plaza-now-complete <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Expanded Downtown S.F. Ferry Terminal and Plaza Now Complete</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/13/2020 - 12:36</span> Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:36:28 +0000 tomhall 260 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com How Full is the Ferry? Ridership Data Shows Available Space https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/ferry-ridership-data-covid19 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How Full is the Ferry? Ridership Data Shows Available Space</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/21/2020 - 10:24</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In an effort to assure passengers there is plenty of space for social distancing on board our ferries, WETA is releasing weekly rider occupancy charts. These charts show the previous week's average ridership for each peak-direction commute trip on the three active ferry routes. (Only data from Monday through Thursday is currently used. Fridays typically see lower commute ridership across the system.)</p> <p>Currently and in accordance with public health guidance, approximately 70 percent of the seats on each vessel are unavailable to ensure social distancing. The charts include the average ridership for the previous week and the number of unused, available seats given that ridership level. Note that ridership does vary week to week and these charts should be used only as guides. If maximum capacity based on current social distancing reductions is reached on any departures, deckhands will suspend boarding and remaining passengers will need to wait for the next departure. WETA is monitoring ridership very closely and adding service as required to prevent this from happening.</p> <p><strong>LAST UPDATED:</strong> September 28, 2020</p> <ul><li><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/bestwayback">See our Passenger and Crew Safety Plan</a></li> <li><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/ferry-schedules">See our current modified schedules</a></li> </ul><h2>Vallejo</h2> <img alt="Vallejo ferry seating availability" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9366ad70-9f18-4fff-a852-3df2156de07c" src="/files/inline-images/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200928_1.jpg" class="align-center" /><h2>Alameda/Oakland</h2> <img alt="Alameda/Oakland ferry seating availability" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="90ad4659-2b3d-48ab-adc1-1cdf7c2563b7" src="/files/inline-images/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200928_0.jpg" class="align-center" /><h2>Richmond</h2> <img alt="Richmond ferry seating availability" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d90b2263-85bf-493b-9f59-dc4d64ae9207" src="/files/inline-images/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200928_1.jpg" class="align-center" /><h2>Previous Data</h2> <p><em>Note: charts linked below use ridership data from the prior week.</em></p> <p><strong>September 21, 2020: </strong><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200921.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200921.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200921.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>September 14, 2020: </strong><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200914.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200914.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200914.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>September 7, 2020:</strong> <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200907.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200907.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200907.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>August 31, 2020: </strong><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200831.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200831.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200831.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>August 24, 2020:</strong> <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200824.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200824.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200824.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>August 17, 2020:</strong> <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200817.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200817.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200817.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>August 10, 2020: </strong><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200810.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200810.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200810.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>August 3, 2020:</strong> <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200803.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200804.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200803.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>July 27, 2020: </strong><a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200727.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200727.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200727.jpg">Richmond</a></p> <p><strong>July 20, 2020:</strong> <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Vallejo%2020200720.jpg">Vallejo</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20AOFS%2020200720.jpg">Alameda/Oakland</a> | <a href="https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/files/uploads/Occupancy%20Chart%20Richmond%2020200720.jpg">Richmond</a></p> </div> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:24:58 +0000 tomhall 256 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com Richmond Ferry Returns, Vallejo Service Increases on June 15 https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/richmond-ferry-returns-vallejo-service-increases-june-15 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Richmond Ferry Returns, Vallejo Service Increases on June 15</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:45</span> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:45:42 +0000 tomhall 250 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com Read the August Issue of Our Newsletter https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/sf-bay-ferry-newsletter <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Read the August Issue of Our Newsletter</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/05/2020 - 10:39</span> Tue, 05 May 2020 17:39:49 +0000 tomhall 245 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com WETA Awarded Grant to Build All-Electric Ferry https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/mission-bay-electric-ferry-grant-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WETA Awarded Grant to Build All-Electric Ferry</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/21/2020 - 14:54</span> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 21:54:29 +0000 tomhall 243 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com Special Hours for Vallejo Ferry Ticket Office https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/vallejo-update-march-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Special Hours for Vallejo Ferry Ticket Office</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Vallejo Ferry Ticket Office adjacent to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal is currently operating special hours due to the COVID-19 crisis.</p> <p>The Ticket Office, located at 289 Mare Island Way in Vallejo, is open from 5:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (closed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) on weekdays. It is closed on the weekends and holidays.</p> <p>Customer service calls are being answered between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays. Messages will be returning during those hours.</p> <p>Monthly passes and paper tickets are available for sale, and you can add value to your Clipper Card at the Ticket Office as well.</p> <p>Masks or face coverings are required in the Ticket Office and on board the ferry at all times. Do not visit the Ticket Office or ride the ferry if you are feeling sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.</p> </div> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:57:13 +0000 tomhall 240 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com WETA to Add Another New High-Speed Ferry https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/mavrik-marine-ferry-dorado-second-vessel <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WETA to Add Another New High-Speed Ferry</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-16T22:22:01+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/16/2019 - 14:22</span> Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:22:01 +0000 tomhall 219 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com Take the Ferry to SFO https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/sfo-shuttle <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Take the Ferry to SFO</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-08-23T20:50:38+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:50</span> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:50:38 +0000 tomhall 195 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com Pets on San Francisco Bay Ferry https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/news/pets-san-francisco-bay-ferry <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pets on San Francisco Bay Ferry</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/staff/45" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">tomhall</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/21/2019 - 12:40</span> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:40:05 +0000 tomhall 194 at https://sanfranciscobayferry.com