The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is seeking public input on its proposal to establish a FY 2021-2025 Fare Program (increase) for San Francisco Bay Ferry service. The proposed Fare Program (increase) would go into effect on July 1, 2020 and define future fare structures and fare increases for regular and special event services operated by WETA.
Included in this proposal is:
- An annual fare increase across all services of 3 percent to account for cost increases and prevent large “balloon” fare increases in the future
- A recommendation to replace the Vallejo monthly pass with the standard 25 percent Clipper discount
- A fare structure for the new Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Service, launching in August 2020
- An increase with the Short Hop fare to align with local transit fares
- Minor changes to the Oracle Park and Chase Center fares for Oakland and Alameda passengers
- You can read the full proposed fare program or see the proposed fare tables below.
Replacement of Vallejo Monthly Pass
WETA does not offer multi-trip or monthly passes on any other service and began the process of replacing the Vallejo monthly pass in 2014, when it last adopted a multi-year fare program. WETA provides a large discount for passengers who use Clipper Card (25 percent off the regular adult fare) and, if the fare program proposal is approved, will assist all frequent Vallejo passengers with moving to Clipper prior to July 2020.
UPDATE, 03/06/2020: WETA staff has heard from numerous passengers about its proposal to discontinue offering the monthly pass for Vallejo ferry service. Staff is analyzing options to address passenger concerns about the potential higher cost of riding the ferry for the most frequent passengers. We anticipate that an alternative could be considered by the WETA Board of Directors at its April meeting.
Please read more in the attached pdf or go to: proposed fare program