Port of San Francisco, ferry agency, expected to enter into agreement today 

The future expansion plans of the Ferry Building in San Francisco will take a vital step forward today.

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority, a regional body that regulates public ferry developments in the Bay Area, is expected to approve a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the San Francisco Port Commission today. The MOU will define the responsibilities of the two agencies as they move forward with an ambitious plan to dramatically increase ferry service over the next decade.

WETA is overseeing a series of proposed ferry expansions, including new terminals in Martinez, Berkeley, and on Treasure Island, all of which will travel to the expanded berth at the San Francisco Ferry Building. The terminal in Treasure Island, which is expected to be fully operational by 2015, is the largest of the projects, with the ferry service expected to eventually carry 14,000 passengers a day.

 

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