Trains Derail Ferry Plans

Improving train service from San Francisco to San Jose has priority over a proposed Redwood City ferry service.

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July 4, 2000, 12:45 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Redwood City wants funding for a ferry service to San Francisco but San Mateo County Transit Districtsays that improving train service has a higher priorityand that local businesses should fund the ferry plan.While Redwood City estimates that 500 to 700 commuters would use the service daily, theMetropolitan Transportation Commission estimatesthat a Redwood City - San Francisco ferry linkwould add just 50 new daily riders and would cost10 times more than the Redwood City estimate.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Tuesday, July 4, 2000 in San Jose Mercury News


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