On Friday, March 3, 2023, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) released a proposal for increasing San Francisco Bay Ferry fares 3% annually for the next five years. The new ferry fares would go into effect on July 1, 2023.
All ferry routes operated by SFBF would see an annual 3% increase in fares for regular service. This would increase one-way fares from $4.50 to $4.60 for the Oakland Ferry, Alameda Ferry, Richmond Ferry and Harbor Bay Ferry routes. One-way fare for the South San Francisco Ferry route would increase from $6.75 to $7.00. And the Vallejo Ferry route would see a one-way fare increase from $9.00 to $9.30.
WETA also proposed increasing special event fares from Oakland and Alameda by 10%, to $10.50 each way, and from Vallejo by 15%, to $18.25 each way. Following these one time increases to hit cost recovery targets, special event fares would also increase 3% annually for the next five years.
A public hearing on the proposal will take place May 4, 2023.