WETA learned in late July that it has been awarded a $4.45 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to rehabilitate its 29-year-old Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal.
The competitive grant was awarded through FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant Program. The $4.45 million awarded by FTA will be matched with $1.9 million in local funds WETA has secured via Alameda County’s Measure B and BB transportation sales tax and State Transit Assistance funds.
The project includes building and installing a new passenger float and refurbishing the pilings and ramping system at the terminal, which links San Francisco Bay Ferry service to Oakland, San Francisco and South San Francisco. WETA will also use this opportunity to bring shore power to the terminal and plan for the future ability to charge electric vessels/batteries at this terminal.