New Ferry Facility Nears Completion
The Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility on West Hornet Avenue is nearing completion. Once in operation this fall, the facility will provide a consolidated base for WETA to maintain vessels operating on its Alameda-Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco ferry routes, as well as routes that will later serve Richmond and Treasure Island. The facility will also include an operations control center for service dispatch and an emergency operations center where WETA will coordinate emergency transportation services in the event of a regional disaster or transportation disruption. The facility is near Pier 3 at Alameda Point. As part of the project WETA worked with the City of Alameda to provide an alternative haul-out location for a group of harbor seals that once called a dilapidated and since-removed pier home.