Cross-Bay travelers might be able to enjoy whipping through the water in state-of-the-art catamaran sailboats — and they won’t even have to sign up with an America’s Cup team to have the experience.
A private company that specializes in sailboat cruises has approached the Golden Gate Bridge transit district about replacing the agency’s diesel-ferry fleet with new wind-powered catamaran vessels, starting with a possible test run of the technology in April. Read More
Dual proposals to increase fares and reduce crossings on ferry service between the North Bay and San Francisco will be up for debate today at the Golden Gate Bridge District.
The district, which oversees maintenance on the Golden Gate Bridge and also manages a transit system, is dealing with a five-year, $89 million budget shortfall. To help make up that deficit, it’s proposing reducing its discounted fare rates and eliminating underused crossings on its ferry service. Read More
Rather than stare at a computer all day watching stocks rise and fall, Milt Gregory’s comrade wanted to do the same from a boat.
Since 2004, Gregory — an electrical engineer with a computer science background — has been working to offer a connection to the Internet aboard ferries, cargo ships and even sailboats that would allow commuters and water enthusiasts to do just that: work from the water. Read More