San Francisco Bay Ferry Opens Renovated Terminal

Image: San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority.

After 10 weeks of refurbishment work, a newly renovated Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal is now in service, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) announced Jan. 2.

That means the Main Street Alameda service is back on the Oakland and Alameda, South San Francisco, Alameda Short Hop and Chase Center ferry routes.

WETA, which offers the San Francisco Bay Ferry service, said the $10 million project, was completed on time and within budget. Manson Construction Co. worked on final design, demolition, construction and component fabrication of the terminal project, while Jacobs was the construction manager. The team collaborated with the City of Alameda.

Funded with Federal Transit Administration grants and Alameda County transportation sales tax revenues from Measure B/BB, the project repaired and replaced infrastructure to make it compliant with current seismic safety standards.

Work included replacing bridge and foundation, gangway and float and upgrading utilities. The project was also designed for the terminal to accommodate zero-emission ferry vessels in the future.

“San Francisco Bay Ferry has shown a consistent ability to deliver major infrastructure projects in a timely, cost-efficient manner,” WETA Board Chair Jim Wunderman said. “This much-needed terminal refurbishment in Alameda improves the passenger experience, as well as safety and resilience for our skilled mariners. It also shows our continued investment in Alameda, a bedrock ferry community.”

By Karen Robes Meeks