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Oyster Point Marina Ferry Service Newsletter

Oyster Point Marina Ferry Service Newsletter

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Published by Sabrina Brennan
South San Francisco to East Bay: approx. 30 minutes

• Groundbreaking ceremony October 19, 2009
• Demolition and Dredging, Fall 2009
• Terminal Construction, 2010-2011
• Initial ferry service projected for 2011

WETA PROJECT BACKGROUND:

WETA (the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority) was established by SB976, and replaces the WTA (Water Transit Authority). The intention of SB 976 is to improve the ability of ferries to respond in an emergency.
South San Francisco to East Bay: approx. 30 minutes

• Groundbreaking ceremony October 19, 2009
• Demolition and Dredging, Fall 2009
• Terminal Construction, 2010-2011
• Initial ferry service projected for 2011

WETA PROJECT BACKGROUND:

WETA (the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority) was established by SB976, and replaces the WTA (Water Transit Authority). The intention of SB 976 is to improve the ability of ferries to respond in an emergency.

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Published by: Sabrina Brennan on Aug 21, 2010
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Soon South San Francisco residents, workers andvisitors will been able to board sleek boats at the newSouth San Francisco ferry terminal. On October 19thCongresswoman Jackie Speier, along with South SanFrancisco Mayor Karyl Matsumoto and WETA BoardChair Charlene Haught Johnson turned over the firstspade of dirt commencing the start of construction ofthe $26 million terminal following years of planningand public input. “WETA is delighted to deliver on the promise ofexpanded ferry service with our first new terminal,”said WETA Board of Directors Chair Haught Johnson.“With a daytime population of over 100,000, SouthSan Francisco is a dynamic, growing destination well-suited for ferry service.”“This project is moving forward today as the result ofthe combined efforts of a multitude of local, regional,state and federal governmental agencies andrepresentatives, labor organizations and localbusinesses in the South San Francisco area,”stressed Nina Rannells, WETA’s Executive Director.The project has enjoyed a long history of support, firstfrom Congressman Tom Lantos and more recentlyfrom Congresswoman Speier. CongresswomanSpeier, along with Speaker Pelosi andCongresswoman Barbara Lee, helped secure thefinal $3 million in federal funds to build the newterminal.Others who have been instrumental in moving theproject forward include the San Mateo County TransitAdvocates, co-chaired by South San FranciscoCouncilmember Pedro Gonzalez and Redwood City’sVice Mayor, Diane Howard. This group tirelesslyadvocated for a new San Mateo County ferry serviceover the past several years, and has beeninstrumental in advocating for critical RegionalMeasure 2 bridge toll, San Mateo County Measure Asales tax and State Proposition 1B funds for thisservice.Kudos go to South San Francisco Mayor Matsumoto,South San Francisco Council members, CityManager Barry Nagel and other South San Franciscostaff, San Mateo County Transportation Authorityboard members and staff, the San Mateo CountyHarbor District, the Metropolitan TransportationCommission, CalEMA, the California StateDepartment of Boating and Waterways, the FederalTransit Administration, as well as representativesfrom the San Mateo County Building Trades, MMP,IBU, and local employers such as Genentech forworking together to bring ferry service to South SanFrancisco.“Most of all I want to thank the many citizens--teachers, cyclists, engineers and everyone whopersevered to make this day a reality,” HaughtJohnson said. “The South San Francisco ferryterminal groundbreaking demonstrates what can beachieved when the community and public worktogether collaboratively.”
Issue 4 • October 2009 • www.watertransit.org 
READY, SET, GO! Groundbreaking Ceremony October 19 

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