The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors on Thursday released a 1-year proposal for lower fares and expanded schedule options for San Francisco Bay Ferry as a part of its pandemic recovery efforts. The proposal reflects a set of 13 Pandemic Recovery Program Core Principles that were approved by the Board in February. The Program is designed to incentivize the return of riders to the system, to accommodate expected changes in travel patterns, and to attract a new, diversified ridership base as the region’s economy continues to reopen.
The WETA Board of Directors will consider approving the final Pandemic Recovery Program at its April 1 meeting. Changes would take effect in July 2021. Among these proposed changes for San Francisco Bay Ferry are:
- Lower fares on all transbay routes for one year
- Increased off-peak service to expand access to the ferry
- Streamlined fare structures and payment options
The details and information for the public to submit feedback are available at sanfranciscobayferry.com/recovery.