For Mayor Tom Butt, the ferry terminal project near Craneway Pavilion in Richmond can’t break ground soon enough.
On Monday, the mayor sent us an email with the photo below, informing us that a ferry dock at Craneway recently sank.
The dock, which the Contra Costa Times reported sank earlier this month following the winter storms, might soon be replaced with a brand new ferry terminal serving San Francisco. The mayor told us the project is “one of my highest priorities.”
The project is apparently also on the fast track.
The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) board is set to make important decisions at its Friday meeting that would move the project closer to construction. (agenda packet here)
The board will decide whether to approve Measure J funds for at least 10 years for ferry operations. It will also decide whether to approve the Draft Richmond Ferry Project Agreement between Contra Costa Transportation Authority and Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA).
That agreement would have the terminal operating three weekday ferry trips from Richmond to San Francisco in the mornings (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.), with two reverse commute trips back to Richmond during the morning commute.
For the evening commute (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.), there would be four weekday ferry trips from San Francisco to Richmond, with three reverse commutes back to San Francisco.
The agreement, however, includes no weekend and holiday service and no service to San Francisco Giants games, as the AT&T Park dock is at capacity.
Adult fares would be $8.30 one-way, or $6.25 with a Clipper card. The youth and senior fare would be $4.10 and children under 5 would ride for free.
If the draft agreement is approved, WETA would move forward by procuring the vessels and constructing the terminals.
We will update our readers following Friday’s decision.
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