another milestone for regional ferry service expansion
For the second time in as many months, regional ferry service expansion will celebrate another important milestone. The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) will christen a new terminal in Richmond on Jan. 10 near the Craneway Pavilion. Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman, who serves as vice chair of WETA, will be on hand to help cut the ribbon. The Council was instrumental in the creation of WETA and has been an ardent proponent for many years of expanding regional ferry service to take pressure off the Bay Area’s congested highways and other mass transit systems. The opening of the new terminal, which initially will serve four morning and evening ferry runs between Richmond and San Francisco, comes just one month after WETA opened the new Ron Cowan operations and maintenance hub in Alameda that plays a key role in the overall regional expansion of the system.