New area code to ease 510 area code exhaustion in East Bay

Telecommunications service providers recommended that California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, use the overlay method, meaning it will add a new area code in the region, in addition to the 510 area code. The plan, pending CPUC approval, would add a new area code by December 2017, according to CPUC’s website.
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Commuters board the San Francisco Bay Ferry at the Alameda Main ferry terminal for a trip to San Francisco in Alameda, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) expects ridership to grow sixfold and plans to triple its fleet and more than double the number of routes it operates.  (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Private commuter ferries return to Berkeley Marina

Tideline Marine Group and PROP SF — two private water taxi operators in the Bay Area — will soon provide daily ferry services for the general public from Berkeley and Emeryville to San Francisco and Redwood City. Tideline operations will begin within 30 days at the Berkeley Marina and PROP SF plans to start in December or January.
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Water taxi service Tideline looks to expand operations in Berkeley

Citing public transportation congestion in the Bay Area, Tideline Marine Group — a water taxi service operating out of the Port of San Francisco — is pushing the California Public Utilities Commission to allow the company to run its ferries from the Berkeley Marina to San Francisco on a regular schedule of times.
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Gov. Brown passes bill for more energy efficiency

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed a bill requesting the UC and requiring the CSU systems to consider expanding their current partnership with utilities in the eventual aim of further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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