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DOUBLE-HEADER FERRY EVENTS PLANNED FOR SEPT. 9 IN SAN FRANCISCO

 DOUBLE-HEADER FERRY EVENTS PLANNED FOR SEPT. 9 IN SAN FRANCISCO
 WHAT: Two items of interest to Bay Area ferry enthusiasts are scheduled for next week. First, a final draft "Regional Ferry Plan" called for by state legislation will be presented at a special meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The plan recommends ways to boost current ferry services in the region; identifies four potential new routes that, with sufficient funding and logistical support, could be launched; and calls for a merger of publicly sponsored ferry operations where feasible and the creation of a public-private consortium to further discuss policy, planning and operational objectives for ferry services in the Bay Area.
 Following MTC's meeting, the Port of San Francisco will dedicate a newly constructed ferry docking facility at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal at Pier 1/2 to the memory of the late Doris Kahn, a mass transit advocate who represented the city of San Francisco on MTC for 14 years. Improvements, which will serve all communities and ferry operators providing commuter service to and from San Francisco, include a new barge, trestle and gangway to speed loading and unloading of passengers, easier access for disabled passengers, as well as new waiting areas with seating, signs, rails, schedule boards and safety lighting.
 WHEN: The ferry plan will be presented at a special MTC meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1992 at 10 a.m. The ceremony dedicating Pier 1/2 is set to begin at 11:15 a.m.
 WHERE: MTC'S meeting will take place at the San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco Port Commission Room, Suite 1300, third floor. The Port of San Francisco's ferry terminal dedication ceremony will take place at Pier 1/2, just north of the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero.
 BACKGROUND: Part of the region's Joint Urban Mobility Program (JUMP Start) to reduce traffic congestion and smog, the terminal improvements are funded by a number of agencies, including Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and MTC.
 CONTACT: Rod McMillan, 510-464-7743, or Ellen Griffin, 510-464-7847, both of MTC; or Joe Wyman of the Port of San Francisco, 415-274-0352.
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