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September 1999
New Ferry to Serve Interstate 80 Commuters

Photo: Red and White Fleet

Alameda, West Contra Costa and Solano county residents headed for San Francisco along the perennially jammed Interstate 80 have a new option as of Sept. 29: a Red and White Fleet ferry line departing from Richmond four times each weekday morning, returning to the north end of the East Bay four times in the late afternoon and early evening.

Service also will be offered on weekends. During the week, the ferries will dock at Pier 1/2 at the north end of the San Francisco Ferry Building; on weekends, some runs will serve Pier 43 1/2 at Fisherman's Wharf. Each trip will take approximately 45 minutes, and will cost $5 for adults, and $2.50 for children aged 5 to 11. Regular riders can purchase commute books with 20 one-way fares for $90, which works out to $4.50 per ride. Located at the foot of Harbour Way South, the new Richmond Ferry terminal will feature ample parking spaces, and will be served by AC Transit Route 374.

For schedules visit or, or call TravInfo at 817.1717 or Red and White at 415.447.0591.


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