BART Strike Triples San Francisco Bay Ferry Commute
SF Bay Ferry carried more than triple its normal passenger load on the 1st morning of the BART strike.
Morning ferry commute runs on services between San Francisco Ferry Building; Vallejo; Oakland’s Jack London Square; Alameda Main Street; Harbor Bay; South San Francisco and Pier 41 saw a surge in passenger numbers on Monday, July 1, 2013, the first day of the BART workers' strike.
SF Bay Ferry report that the normal average commute would have been 2,500 passenger for the morning, but in fact 7,835 commuters took the ferries to work.
According to Ernest Sanchez, Manager, Public Information & Marketing, SF Bay Ferry: "Everyone cooperated this morning to make the commute as efficient as possible under the circumstances,” said Sanchez. “The passengers were patient, and our crews, both on the boats and on the ground did a great job. We hope the evening commute will be the same." Our colleagues at the Golden Gate Transit district helped out by sending one of their boats to work the commute. We thank them for their help.”