ferry terminal

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) announced two East Bay firms have been pegged to design and construct an operation and maintenance facility at Alameda Point. Overaa Construction of Richmond and Power Engineering Construction of Alameda will be tasked with building the Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility. 

 

The city has enacted a ban on Harbor Bay ferry riders parking their cars on residential streets near the terminal on Harbor Bay Parkway. The ban went into effect Tuesday.   

City Council and homeowner associations near the ferry terminal — Headlands, Columbia and Harbor Bay Isle — approved a residential permit parking program for the Headlands and Columbia areas on Feb 21. 

 

I commute daily to the Autodesk office in San Francisco via ferry.  The ferry terminal in Alameda (where I live) is called Gateway Alameda. It gets its name because years ago, before the Bay Bridge opened in 1936, the Southern Pacific Railroad terminated at that location. Passengers wanting to continue to San Francisco then boarded a ferry. The railroad stop was considered the gateway to San Francisco.

Two crucial meetings are scheduled to take place this week regarding the future of the proposed ferry terminal at the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point. The ferry will provide commuters an additional option for public transit service from Alameda Point to San Francisco.