2050 Service Vision & Business Plan

Project Overview

Water transit has been a vital part of life in the San Francisco Bay Area, but what should it look like in the coming decades? To answer that question, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is embarking on an effort to craft a shared vision of the San Francisco Bay Area ferry system by 2050, including the level of service and extent of WETA ferry operations and emergency response. This “Service Vision” informs how WETA operates in the future and what changes will need to be made to get there. The vision will serve as the foundation of WETA's Business Plan, which will present the specific strategies and actions required to achieve the 2050 WETA Service Vision.

In recent years, ferry service has expanded as pre-COVID traffic congestion reached record levels. The post-COVID recovery era offers a chance to further expand and integrate water transit as a key component of the regional transit network and emergency response system. This service visioning effort is an unique opportunity to re-imagine water transit and address emerging priorities concerning the environment, equity, economic development, emergency response and quality of life throughout the Bay Area.

The service visioning process will involve significant stakeholder engagement between September and November 2021. The business planning process will involve even more extensive stakeholder engagement between January and December 2022. Throughout this project, the WETA Board and staff are seeking input from stakeholders across the Bay Area -- governments, businesses, partners, advocates, current and future riders -- to develop a long term vision of ferry service on the Bay.


Timeline for WETA 2050 Service Vision and Business Plan

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Background Documents