WETA Nets $14.9 Million Grant for Battery-Powered Ferries

WETA Nets $14.9 Million Grant for Battery-Powered Ferries

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) is awarding the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority a $14.9 million grant to build battery-powered ferries and the shore-adjacent charging infrastructure needed to serve some of the most burgeoning communities in San Francisco, the WETA announced Friday, July 15. The funding would go toward building a third ferry in the San Francisco Clean Ferry Network, which seeks to link downtown, Treasure Island, Mission Bay and other SF neighborhoods. “San Francisco’s waterfront is home to some of the region’s fastest-growing new neighborhoods and this grant will help reduce traffic and improve air…
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WETA Welcomes Newly Converted Ferry Back Into Service

WETA Welcomes Newly Converted Ferry Back Into Service

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority recently welcomed back into service the 225-passenger M/V Pisces following its conversion to cleaner engines. The new engine update is expected to lower harmful air emissions by 80%, according to WETA. M/V Pisces is the first of four Gemini-class ferries in the WETA fleet to be outfitted with cleaner engines under the WETA Board of Directors’ decision last September to authorize $5.5 million toward the retrofitting effort, thanks to funding from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Carl Moyer grant program and revenue from Alameda County transportation sales tax Measure…
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