SF Bay Ferry Ridership Goes Up With Transbay Tube Closed

San Francisco Bay Ferry ridership is higher than usual this weekend in connection with BART’s closure of the Transbay Tube for repairs.

Ridership on the Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco ferry was at 2,493 passengers this morning, up 24 percent from the usual 2,007 passengers on a normal summer Saturday, according to San Francisco Bay Ferry officials.

Ridership on the Vallejo/San Francisco ferry is also up, though to a lower extent. There were 1,123 passengers who took the ferry this morning, up 6 percent from the usual 1,056 passengers on a normal summer Saturday.

Ferry officials plan to provide another update on Saturday at 1 p.m. and a comprehensive summary of weekend ridership is expected Monday afternoon.

The San Francisco Bay Ferry is operated by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority.

Bay City News

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