City, port and ferryboat officials broke ground Thursday on a $79 million project to build two San Francisco ferry docks that mark a major expansion of water transportation.
The ferry docks, which are scheduled to open in two years, will make it easier to operate the existing service offered by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority and to expand service to Richmond and Treasure Island.
Ferry transportation is booming just now. WETA boats run to six destinations and carry 2.7 million passengers a year, up 72 percent from 2012, and 29 percent more passengers than were carried two years ago, said Jody Breckenridge chair of the authority’s board.
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