East Bay looks to hovercraft for ferry service

November 1, 2011  Air-cushioned hovercraft vessels, long popular in Europe but little used in the United States, could be the answer for a trio of East Bay cities that long have sought ferry service to San Francisco.

Although a number of bureaucratic, political and physical hurdles remain, the Bay Area’s water transit agency is exploring whether hovercraft are a viable option for ferrying passengers from Hercules, Martinez and Antioch, among other cities.  Read the full article here.