Fleet Week boosts Bay Area transit

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Bay Area transit agencies are reporting a boost in riders thanks to Fleet Week activities held last weekend.

The San Francisco Chronicle noted the large increase of San Francisco Bay Ferry passengers because of Fleet Week in a Tuesday article.

The San Francisco Bay Ferry noted on X/Twitter:

"We carried 29,554 passengers this weekend. Best two-day weekend we have reliable data for. Better than 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 Fleet Weekends ... by *thousands* in each case. Thank you for riding!"

BART reported 72% of pre-pandemic ridership Saturday Oct. 7 and 78% on Sunday Oct. 8, higher than the average Saturday and Sunday ridership in August which was 62% and 72% respectively.

During Fleet Week, BART offered longer and more frequent trains at night and on the weekend. Many lines that had been served by six-car trains instead featured eight-car trains as capacity was expanded for Fleet Week. This was the first Fleet Week that benefitted from BART’s reimagined schedule launched last month.

MUNI also provided extra service along the northern and eastern waterfront during the Fleet Week weekend to help handle crowds. 

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