By Erin Baldassari| Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 6:15 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm
RICHMOND — For the first time in seven years, the Bay Area will inaugurate a new ferry route — part of an ambitious effort to harness one of the region’s most underutilized assets when it comes to getting people out of their cars: The San Francisco Bay.
Promising an alternative to the harrowing Interstate 80 grind from Hercules all the way down to the Bay Bridge, a new Richmond terminal will on Thursday begin offering weekday commuter service to San Francisco. It’s the latest upgrade in a series of expansions for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), also known as the San Francisco Bay Ferry, which runs routes from Vallejo, Oakland, Alameda and South San Francisco...
Ultimately, the city and WETA would like to have weekend service to support events at the Craneway Pavilion and ferry tourists to the Rosie the Riveter-WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
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