Point Ferry Terminal Event Next Thursday

Sep 05,2019

The City of Alameda, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and Alameda Point Partners have announced that the groundbreaking of the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal at Alameda Point will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Courtesy Power Engineering &nbsp &nbsp The new Alameda Point facility named for the late Ron Cowan will serve as a non-passenger hub for WETA’s central San Francisco Bay Ferry Fleet.

New Ferry Maintenance Facility to Begin Operation at Alameda Point

Sep 20,2018

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) announced that the Ron Cowan Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility at Alameda Point will soon begin operations. WETA broke ground for the project in September 2016 (“Ferry Facility Dedicated,” Sept. 22, 2016).

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Richard Bangert  This residential and commercial building is planned for Alameda Point between Main Street and the Seaplane Lagoon, part of a transit-oriented development of 800 residences in the Waterfront-Town Center area. Planning for the area began with a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Groundbreaking for the first 68 acres is expected in the next month.

Agency Calls for More Housing Here

Oct 04,2016


The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) issued a new regional planning document on Aug. 30, with suggested housing numbers to meet state goals. MTC is requesting input from local jurisdictions. 

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Image courtesy WETA  Builders have been chosen to execute this plan for a new ferry maintenance facility.

Ferry Facility Can Begin Construction

Apr 14,2016

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.

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Water Emergency Transportation Authority  This artist rendering depicts one of the 400-passenger ferries that the Water Emergency Transportation Authority has ordered. The manufacturer will deliver two of the vessels in early 2017. Two more are scheduled for delivery in 2018, one of which will be able to provide service to the new Seaplane Lagoon terminal. The new vessels will produce lower emissions than any currently operating ferry in the U.S. of similar size and capacity.

WETA Purchases Two New Ferries

Oct 13,2016


Facing growing demand for ferry service, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) board of directors authorized the purchase of two more 400-passenger ferry vessels at its Oct. 6 meeting. 

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Dennis Evanosky  Ron Cowan an essential figure in the creation of the Harbor Bay Ferry was honored last Thursday.

Ferry Facility Dedicated

Sep 22,2016


Last Thursday, the Water Emergency Transportation Administration (WETA) broke ground at Alameda Point for its $49.5 million Ron Cowan Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility. 

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BCDC to Discuss Ferry

May 31,2016


A representative from the city of Alameda will discuss details of the proposed Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal plan in front of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) next Tuesday, June 7.

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