Contra Costa Times: Bay Area ferry agency to hold meeting in Alameda, March 23, 2016


The April board meeting in Alameda will give us an opportunity to brief the city, ferry riders and interested members of the public on the status of ferry service to the Island and WETA's plans for the future," Nina Rannells, the agency's executive director, said in a statement. "Over the coming months, we plan to hold board meetings in other communities we serve."

The meeting comes amid WETA's plans to build a $45 million operations and maintenance center near the USS Hornet Museum at Alameda Point.

The center near Pier 3 will include a 70-foot high four-story building with administrative and other offices, as well as a working yard with berthing slips for 12 ferries.

Across the street from the center will be a facility that can store up to 45,000 gallons of diesel fuel, or enough to keep WETA's central bay fleet running for up to a week after a major earthquake or other emergency.