Christie Smith reports live from Oakland where a new ferry is now in service
The Bay Area's newest ferry service started carrying commuters between the East Bay and the Peninsula Monday, the first new service line since 1992.
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, is expected to attend a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Oyster Point Ferry Terminal to launch the new service, which will take passengers between the South San Francisco terminal and ferry terminals in Oakland and Alameda.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, South San Francisco Mayor Richard Gabardino, and South San Francisco City Council members Kevin Mullin and Pedro Gonzales are also expected to attend.
The newest transbay service will consist of three morning rush-hour departures from the East Bay, and two return trips from Oyster Point in the evening.
The trip takes about 40 minutes.
The fare will be $7 each way for adults, though tickets will be free this week only for all passengers through Friday.
More information on fares and times can be found online at www.watertransit.org.