EXPANDING FERRY SERVICE CAN HELP EASE BAY AREA GRIDLOCK
The Bay Area Council’s Water Transit Subcommittee met April 24 to explore opportunities for accelerating the expansion of ferry service on the bay as a way to combat transportation gridlock. The subcommittee discussed the current state of ferry service and issues that are getting in the way of creating new routes, more service and providing more boats. The meeting came during the same week that Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman penned an OpEd piece that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle calling for expanded ferry service. The subcommittee considered how changing commute patterns are creating new opportunities for north-south routes serving San Francisco, including Mission Bay, and Richmond, Oakland and Redwood City. To engage in the Council’s transportation policy work, contact Senior Vice President Michael Cunningham.