Transportation

Video: Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal expansion project completed

WETA
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The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) has completed its Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project. See video here.

MTC provided more than $20 million in Regional Measure 2 toll dollars toward the project.

The expansion triples WETA’s San Francisco Bay Ferry capacity in the city core, creates resilient infrastructure for emergency response activities and provides the public with a new open space on the San Francisco waterfront.

“Effective and efficient transit is essential for the post-pandemic recovery of the Bay Area economy,” said Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner Chair and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty. “To squeeze maximum service out of smaller budgets, MTC is working with WETA and the other transit agencies to help coordinate their systems to make sure workers and employers across the region have both the mobility they need and the quality of life they deserve.”

The $98 million project included funding from State Proposition 1B, Regional Measure 2 toll revenue, U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration and San Francisco’s Proposition K transportation sales tax.  

WETA began project construction in 2016. The 13,000-square-foot plaza was built over a lagoon just south of the historic Ferry Building. The new passenger floats were built off of a newly constructed promenade connecting the ferry gates to the plaza and the Embarcadero.