Date: January 21, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Real McCoy Ferry
Service Temporarily Suspended For Emergency Repairs
Crews Work to Restore Service by February 1st
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily suspended service of the Real McCoy II Ferry to perform emergency mechanical repairs. Crews are working to restore service as early as February 1st. Caltrans is working to make repairs to the boat’s propulsion system.
Due to the repairs on the Real McCoy, all overnight maintenance previously scheduled on the Real McCoy and J-Mack for the week of January 21st has been postponed until further notice.
The J-Mack will remain open while repairs are made to the Real McCoy.
The Real McCoy II, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on State Route 84 between Ryer Island and the city of Rio Vista in Solano County.
The delta region ferry normally runs scheduled crossings every 20 minutes, on the hour, 20 minutes after the hour, and 40 minutes after the hour.
Real McCoy II Ferry Detour
During the service interruption, motorists are advised to use Highway 160 and the J-Mack Ferry along Highway 220.
For the latest information, motorists can call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120. You can also find additional ferry facts, maps, schedules and pictures on Caltrans’ Delta Ferries webpage at:
Caltrans will contact the public once service on the Real McCoy is restored. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore service.