San Francisco Bay Ferry Opens Refurbished Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal On Time and On Budget

SAN FRANCISCO | January 2, 2024 – The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the agency that provides San Francisco Bay Ferry service, today announced that the Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal has re-opened for service after a 10-week closure for major refurbishment.

The project finished on time and within the $10 million budget approved by the WETA Board of Directors.

"San Francisco Bay Ferry has shown a consistent ability to deliver major infrastructure projects in a timely, cost-efficient manner," said WETA Board Chair Jim Wunderman. "This much-needed terminal refurbishment in Alameda improves the passenger experience, as well as safety and resilience for our skilled mariners. It also shows our continued investment in Alameda, a bedrock ferry community."

Effective today, Main Street Alameda service has resumed on the Oakland & Alameda, South San Francisco, Alameda Short Hop and Chase Center ferry routes. Schedules are posted at and available in all major transit apps.

The refurbishment project included the repair and replacement of the existing terminal infrastructure to bring the site into compliance with current seismic safety requirements. Improvements include bridge and foundation replacement, gangway replacement, float replacement and utility upgrades.

The project design also included elements to facilitate future electrification of the terminal for zero-emission ferry vessels. Passengers will see direct benefits like more efficient ferry operations and modernized terminal lighting.

The project was funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants and Alameda County transportation sales tax revenues through Measure B/BB.

Manson Construction Co. was responsible for final design, demolition, construction, and fabrication of ferry terminal components. Jacobs served as WETA’s construction manager, ensuring the project met requirements and opened on time. The team worked closely with the City of Alameda to ensure project delivery.

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