As part of a $98 million project to expand ferry capacity on the San Francisco Bay, the second of two new ferry gates was unveiled on Thursday along the San Francisco waterfront.
The newly installed gates are part of the San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project, which aims to double the city’s downtown ferry capacity and support increased ferry ridership, which the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority says has doubled since 2012.
“Right now it is simply too difficult for many people to commute in and out of San Francisco,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “Our population and our economy are growing. We need to make sure that we continue to invest in our transportation infrastructure to break the gridlock, and this includes expanding our ferry service throughout the Bay Area.”